Watch out: do not videotaped a police officer in the line of duty.
I would have to believe that we are not losing too many of our freedoms to the government???
I can't believe any courts have upheld these cases, they're blatant violations of constitutional rights!
Somewhere, the cops who beat Rodney King are laughing...
At some point this issue will go to the Supreme Court, just a matter of time. I forgot to mention the cops with video cameras in their cars, you are not told that they are recording everything which can be used in court against you. And sometimes against the stupid cop who abuses a citizen during an arrest. 99% of the cops out there are good cops trying to do a good job, but unfortunately there are the few bad apples.
Well, what do you expect with the trend toward the left we've been living iwth since the 30s? We've lost more and more rights the farther left the country has gone....and its accelerated with the current regime...
Once this gets a serious court challenge it won't fly.Image someone with camera videoing the police taking camera from someone else who video them.
Why does the far right have to turn everything into a political debate?
what's really ironic about that is....
the video tape of the Rodney King beating vindicates the police. You see rodney attack the police before the knock his butt on the ground, IF you watch the entire tape
why does the left have to create issues where they dont exist?
You DO realize - laws are inherently a political issue - mainly becayse they're created by politicians.......
Hard to believe... are we still in America, the land of the free??
Are you kidding? You don't see this as a political issue which negatively impacts your rights? Doesn't matter if you left or right, this is plain wrong.
Anyway, I thought wiretap laws only applied to audio. If so can't you just record video without the audio?
I agree that this will probably end up at the Supreme court level.
Wiretap laws have to do with the interception of private communications.
The street is public space and there is, as was mentioned in the supporting materials, no expectation of privacy - any judge that would uphold a wiretap change under these circumstances should be forced to go through a remedial education program at the law schoold where they got their degree.
I have the video camera function on my phone set up on a hot key, just in case.
Carlos Miller runs an excellent blog on this subject called Photography Is Not A Crime:
This flies in the face of the 1st Amendment. If you have a right to see it, you have a right to record it.
It will be overturned.
Question: Are the courts in Illinois and Massachusetts try to beat the 9 District Court as the "Most Overturned Court In America?"
If the law states that we cannot videotape in public, Does that mean that all the cops have to remove the video cameras on their windshields. I'm sure that would happen in the near future.
Big brother is taxing us into bankruptcy and now they want to take away the rights that made this country the greatest country in the world.
Let's use the power of the VOTE to change.
Isn't Chicago one of the leaders in having cameras videotaping everything they can? There are cameras that zoom in on the sound of a gunshot, and record what happens. I know that they are out there, but do not necessarily consent to being taped. Do the police have a free pass to record whatever they want even when no crime is being committed?
This kind of stuff is just wrong. Whats next. Getting arrested because a cop doesn't like the way you look.
the government video records your actions anywhere you go and they only lose the copy when it benefits you, the citizen. But don't you dare record the government, that is not tolerable.
But really, that's ok, I mean it is the government and the government always looks out for the good of the people and would never lock people in camps or kill them for disagreeing - never, ever has happened.
I can understand why people would want to require that all parties consent to being recorded, but it is ridiculous to be unable to record police officers. A week doesn't go by without hearing something about police officers doing horrible things (I live near Chicago, where the police are notoriously bad)
Just this past week a case where a drunk police officer killed two other drivers was thrown out due various reasons: other officers botching collecting evidence so it was inadmissible, the police supervisor's testimony that the officer was drunk thrown out since the court decided that the supervisor wasn't a reliable witness, and the video footage from the bar of the officer taking shots thrown out because the bartender claimed that the shots were of water.
People acting in such positions of power, especially paid by tax dollars, should not need to consent to recording. It is simply too easy for people in powerful positions to abuse their power with the victims of such abuses being unable to do anything about it. As far as I'm concerned, being a police officer's consent to being recorded should be putting on the uniform. If he is acting as a private citizen, that is another issue.
That has nothing to do with going left (or right) as the same loss of liberties exists at both end of the political spectrum. It is just wrong and disturbing that the march to "controlled behavior" seems to accelerate in the USA. Pretty soon, we'll be at the point where everything that is not forbidden is mandatory
It is reversible though, some countries have come back from this to a more reasonable position. So hope is not lost, but the trend in the USA is still going the wrong way - and that has been the case for the past 30 years.
..They're hated (by the general public), as much as they are.
For a lot of them, it's all about the "Thin Blue Line" and the power that goes with it.
How many times have we seen or heard about cops who have done wrong.. and yet little if anything was done as a result.
In most cases if you or I were to have done the same thing we would be required to spend some time in the "Grey Bar" Motel.. compliments of the City, County.. or State!
What really gets me is: Get a Cop who doesn't like the way you look at them and they'll arrest you for the catch-all.. "Disturbing The Peace", which as we all know is nothing more than "Contempt of Cop"!
Yeah.. I'm one of those who doesn't like cops either!!
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