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Are Cameras the New Guns?

Cold Highway

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In short, recordings that are flattering to the police - an officer kissing a baby or rescuing a dog - will almost certainly not result in prosecution even if they are done without all-party consent. The only people who seem prone to prosecution are those who embarrass or confront the police, or who somehow challenge the law. If true, then the prosecutions are a form of social control to discourage criticism of the police or simple dissent.
4 to 15 years in jail. What a ****ing joke.

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This won't stand. It will end up in SCOTUS and they will shoot it down.


As well they should. Videotaping police abusing their authority should always be respected.
 

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Read this last night, and the implications of this are horrifying. They can film us all they want, but somehow it is so bad that we want the ability to do the same back to them - video and photography for god's sake - that they will actually attempt to outlaw it. Jesus G. Christ, I called it many years ago in a conversation with friends/family, didn't think we'd become that ****ed up to actually get around to making photographing/videographing a cop a crime. Talk about ironic, sad, and contradictory in so many ways / so many levels.
 

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Seems to me that if these officers were lawfully doing their jobs, they would welcome the evidence in their favor. This is indeed a scary trend.





 

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Looks like it's time to buy a gun then. Sounds like I'd be better off shooting the officer in the leg than shooting him with a camera! :D

But more seriously, this is a disturbing direction to take. Giving police legal grounds to suppress evidence of their own wrongdoing? Just ****ing lovely.
 
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