Cop tries, fails to invoke the power of Taylor Swift to keep himself off YouTube

Taylor Swift Photo by Frazer Harrison ( Getty Images)As we've seen many times, the future is an extremely strange place to live. One example: A new video showing a police officer hiding behind Taylor Swift's awe-inspiring power is currently available online.AdvertisementVariety reports on a YouTube video that was posted by the Anti Police-Terror Project. This video, which was filmed on Tuesday at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in California, shows a dispute between James Burch, APTP policy director, and D. Alameda County Sheriffs Department deputies whose uniform identifies him simply as D. Shelby protesting the placement of a banner. Shelby is immediately aware that he's being filmed and he falls back on the long arm law. This directs Shelby to the long hand law, which then pulls out the long telephone of law so that he can blast Blank Space by Taylor Swift as the background music.The protestors point out that this is a ridiculous thing for a police officer to do in a conflict. The deputy says the silent part loudly: He's playing the song so members of the APTP cannot upload videos of their interactions to YouTube.This video has been viewed more than 200,000 times on YouTube. It is clear that this plan is a failure. (Variety quotes a YouTube Help page that clarifies that this video, if flagged would fall under the territory of Copyright ID claims, and not an outright strike, or takedown. Creators can then decide whether videos that have been IDd will be blocked or tracked or monetized. Worse, the attempt was even made. Despite the fact that Oh, Play Taylor Swift and they cannot upload you has the same received wisdom vibe as a reversed version of If you ask a California cop if they are a cop, they will tell you. It doesnt make it any more scary that they are giving out clever tips on how to make it easier to document and make public their actions.Swift has released Renegade, a new song. The track can be found on YouTube, Spotify, music streaming services and, presumably everywhere, body cam footage.