Dan Warmus, a YouTuber known for recording interactions with government office workers, is facing potential jail time after being accused of harassment by a City of Lockport Clerk. Warmus, who runs a YouTube channel where he audits government offices, has been known to enter buildings unannounced and record his encounters with employees while wearing body cameras.
Warmus’s actions have sparked controversy, with some arguing that he is exercising his constitutional right to document public service buildings and challenge authority. Others, however, criticize his behavior as disruptive and unnecessary.
The incident in Lockport has raised concerns due to Warmus’s probation status. He is currently on probation after being found guilty and serving a brief jail sentence for his involvement in the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. If charged with harassment, Warmus could potentially face jail time as a violation of his probation. Additionally, his probation may limit his First Amendment rights.