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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 7:44 am
    Link: Cops Arrest Lady In Her Own Yard For Filming Them - I-A-B, we`ve all seen videos on this site for this. Aren`t we legally within our rights to record whatever we want?
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    Dimmu_Borgir Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 7:54 am
    so we know that filming the cops, illegal or not, will get the cops pissed at you.

    who wants the cops pissed at your and why are you filming a traffic stop.

    pissing the cops off just to piss them off is stupid. right or wrong. i wouldn`t kick a hornet nest just cause i can.

    and i know we have a bunch of freedoms and i`m going to get comments talking about our rights. but we know the reality of cops not always following the rules.

    i just think it`s dumb to piss cops off to see if they`ll follow the rules or if you`ll tased.
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 7:55 am
    what is a young woman going to do to a burly police officer???? obviously holds the torch in her face so the camera can`t see his face
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 7:57 am
    .....seems legit.....
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    Dimmu_Borgir Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 7:57 am
    and forgive the typos and poor punctuation please.
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    blckhawk1234 Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 7:57 am
    Depends on what state you are in.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    June 23, 2011 at 7:57 am
    No, you are not legally within your rights to film whatever you want. There are limits. In some jurisdictions, filming police activity has been outlawed.
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    Sexy_R1 Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:01 am
    that`s why i don`t like cops. they think they are masters of the world.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:01 am
    I hate people who want to purposely antagonize cops. "ZOMG!!1!! I didn`t do anything and I`m being arrested! I just didn`t listen to your orders!"
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:03 am
    Stupid woman. Why do people insist on defying the cops and then crying when they get arrested.

    The cops request was reasonable. He didn`t say stop filming. She could have gone into her house and recorded from there. She was just being defiant. I would have maced her!
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    stagefreak Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:08 am
    pick your battles, lady. this was not worth getting arrested for.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:11 am
    Cops are allowed, by law, to secure an area for their own safety. They don`t need people whose motives they don`t know standing behind them (for example), while making an arrest. It just isn`t safe for them. They are not only within their rights to secure an areas, it`s just stupid for them not to do so. So, the initial request was entirely legit.

    Now, was the situation handled poorly? Probably. But I`d say the lady filming is just as guilty of that as the cop.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:12 am
    No. You have every right to film the police while on public property. Laws may have been passed in certain jurisdictions that disallow filming of police but those laws are unconstitutional and have yet to be challenged in court. In fact I read an article recently where the Justice Department is cracking down on police departments who arrest people who film them.
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    dang007 Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:13 am
    >>>In some jurisdictions, filming police activity has been outlawed.<<<

    In a free society recording of public officials while in the normal course of their work should NEVER be stopped. These cops obviously were idiots. "I don`t feel safe, with you standing behind me." Seems like there were at lest three of them and one pulled over driver. If he could not find a better way to handle his irrational fear then he needs to find another line of work.
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    bigfatdynamo Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:14 am
    Yeah... well I live just outside of Rochester, NY. The 19th Ward is a haven for cop-killers. Rochester cops, however, are jerks whether they are in the 19th Ward or patrolling the "crime ridden" streets of Henrietta (a very well-to-do neighborhood).
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    dang007 Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:15 am
    >>Cops are allowed, by law, to secure an area for their own safety. They don`t need people whose motives they don`t know standing behind them (for example), while making an arrest. It just isn`t safe for them. They are not only within their rights to secure an areas, it`s just stupid for them not to do so. So, the initial request was entirely legit. <<<

    No the initial request was made bullpoo because the cop did not want to be filmed.
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:21 am
    A: Where she was in New York it`s legal to record any police activity provided you`re not interfering.
    B: I, and everyone else, are not required give 100% compliance to any police REQUEST. I`m not going to get on my knees and give a cop a blowee because he told me to, just like I`m not going to tell a cop I have MJ/weapons in my car.
    C: The only mistake she made was engaging the police in conversation at all. In all reality, good chance NAACP or someone will help her get some actual money out of this experience. Not saying that was her goal, but when you`ve got idiotic police officers who don`t even understand their own laws and assume we have to follow every order they give, well, now your tax dollars are paying for a lawsuit the precinct is about to lose.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:26 am
    Scuzoid said it, When police don`t understand the constitution they`re more likely to deny you your civil rights. This lady will receive a payday from the police department because they are obviously ignorant or stupid.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:34 am
    Why can`t people in some areas record police if they`re not doing anything wrong what`s the problem then? Those laws are bull and look like a ploy to protec abuses of power. WHO WIL WATCH THE WATCHMEN??
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    Vir Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:35 am
    Privacy isn`t a right anymore? If someone films me while I`m doing my job and I don`t want to he/she must stop. What if she was together with the person they stopped? What if she was filming them to know who they were?
    Come on, guys, privacy is for everyone.
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    LittleMickey Female 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:42 am
    What Vir said. If she was filming some average Joe instead, and he asked her to stop, you`d all be defending him.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:45 am
    vv Except for the fact that police are supposed to be recording what`s going on from their car does that violate your privacy?
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    Hemtroll Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:47 am
    Privacy isn`t a right when you`re an on duty police officer, public departments should be scrutinized by the population to ensure they are serving the population. No law should protect the police from scrutiny because if the police stop fearing the people then what`s there keeping them in check?
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    dang007 Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:47 am
    >>>Privacy isn`t a right anymore? If someone films me while I`m doing my job and I don`t want to he/she must stop. What if she was together with the person they stopped? What if she was filming them to know who they were?
    Come on, guys, privacy is for everyone.<<<

    That`s right. Any time the cops or any other PUBLIC official wants a little "privacy" while they are "doing their job" they should get it. I mean what`s the worst that could happen?
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:47 am
    there was clearly words exchanged prior to the camera coming out, as there often is, that made the cops agitated to begin with. PEOPLE GET HANDCUFFED FOR SAFETY, NOT ONLY WHEN ARRESTED. (try poking a bear with a stick then taking out a camera to see what happens).
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    dang007 Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:51 am
    >>>What Vir said. If she was filming some average Joe instead, and he asked her to stop, you`d all be defending him.<<<

    Depends, If she was ON HER PROPERTY and he was ON A PUBLIC STREET. He would have every right to request she not film him and she would have every right to continue filming.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:53 am
    Vir not if you are a "PUBBLIC" officer.
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    dang007 Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:55 am
    >>>PEOPLE GET HANDCUFFED FOR SAFETY, NOT ONLY WHEN ARRESTED.<<<

    Sure they do but they didn`t need to here. Don`t forget there were AT LEAST THREE COPS all they needed to do was have one stand to the side or turn and face the camera and "crises" averted. But they did not take this option. Instead they took the option "I am the cop and you will do what I say because I have a gun."

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    Joelio1 Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:55 am
    WTF why did she act like that for? She might well have been within her rights to record the police going on. we know she was probably no threat the the police man but, he was really calm and polite and just asked to move in her house because he did not feel safe. hardly trying to prove a point by acting like a dick.
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    lordtyusa Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:56 am
    "Aren`t we legally within our rights to record whatever we want?" Short answer: No. By your logic we should be able to record women through their windows while they dress in the morning. Why do you think people have to sign consent forms while being filmed? Ever noticed blurred out faces on the news or other programs? That`s because you have to have their permission to film them or use their likeness or you risk being sued (Just ask Girls Gone Wild about that). Now the question is do cops fall under this same umbrella set of rights for the common public? Some states say yes, others no. You also have to take into account that if a cop asks you to stop filming you are legally obligated to comply with any lawful request by an officer, especially during arrests. Failure to comply with the officer could get you arrested. Now, whether you would be sentenced or released is a matter up for debate.
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    dang007 Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:56 am
    >>> (try poking a bear with a stick then taking out a camera to see what happens).<<<

    That`s correct cops are big stupid animals that can not control their own actions or think clearly. Your words not mine.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 8:57 am
    Cops were right. They asked her to comply for their safety and the safety of the person they were arresting. She did not comply, so she got her ass sent up.

    Please follow the orders of the police officers. They are there to protect you.

    I want to know what was said before the camera came out.
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    dang007 Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 9:00 am
    >>>>You also have to take into account that if a cop asks you to stop filming you are legally obligated to comply with any lawful request by an officer, especially during arrests. Failure to comply with the officer could get you arrested. Now, whether you would be sentenced or released is a matter up for debate.<<<

    But the point here is was it lawful or even reasonable for them to ask her to go inside.
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    dang007 Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 9:02 am
    >>>Please follow the orders of the police officers. They are there to protect you. <<<

    Sure that`s the intent, but not all of them do and preventing people from filming them is just helping hide the activities of those that are not "there to protect you,"
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 9:04 am
    Sometime i think that some cop need to be in the middle of a good mob riot and i will be very curious to see if have balls to abuse his power.
    In this case anyway cop don`t have right to enter the private yard without a permission.
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    buckshot Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 9:05 am
    They cop said something about what she said earlier, so there was more to this story. And if you do the research, she is a known protestor and activist that push their limits with cops, flaunting their rights to do what they want, then act dumb when confronted. I hate those people.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 9:11 am
    In any case you know who was the people that in the past enter private places and arrest people without any excuse?...They was Nazi germans soldiers.
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    aprosody Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 9:12 am
    lordtyusa -

    depending on where you live, the laws may be different on recording people. The main reasons you see someone`s face blurred on the news is because they are a minor or because they specifically asked their identity to not be revealed. If you are on public property, you can be recorded by anyone (at least around here).

    To your other subject - in some places you can record someone in their home from public or your property. We had a big news story a fews years back where a man installed security cameras around his home, and his neighbor lady tried to get them removed, because she felt that one of the cameras could see into her bedroom, which was behind a privacy fence from the street. There was nothing the police could do because the camera was on his property and if she didn`t want to be seen, she is required to close her blinds.

    Just like you CAN get charged with lewd behavior if someone reports you standing in your living room naked with the curt
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 9:13 am
    buckshot push a limit with a cop without trepassing it is still not a good excuse to be arrested while you are in your house.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    June 23, 2011 at 9:14 am
    I guess the cop was jerky, but she pushed the envelope there by arguing w/him. Also, I had no idea Rochester had a "bad part."
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 9:15 am
    In the UK you are legally allowed to film whatever you want if the public has access to the place. If it is not specifically a public place (a park would be, but a shopping centre wouldn`t be) the owner CAN ask you to stop, and I believe if asked you have to stop, but they can not take your camera.
    They also need a specific warrent to search through footage/images, are not allowed to take your equipment, and are sure as hell not allowed to delete things.
    Although, what the law says, and what the law does are two very different things.
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    aprosody Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 9:17 am
    - continued

    Just like you CAN get charged with lewd behavior if someone reports you standing in your living room naked with the curtains open or if someone from the street can see you pounding your old lady.

    I disagree with the laws stating that you cannot film police activity in a public location (unless there is a safety issue to you ie: standoff situations). I do, however, agree *somewhat* with detaining this woman, because she was trying to be a pain for the sake of being a pain. She was asked politely to just go inside several times and refused. Yes, she has a right to be on her property and yes she has a right to film the police, but it just felt like she was antagonizing the police to see what they would do.
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    ATL1EN Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 9:20 am
    cops are corrupt power hungry pigs. period. but in their defence she was told to back off b/c they felt like she was a threat. wether she was or not, she was in the wrong. they didnt arrest her for filming. they arrested her for makeing them feel uneasy, which is within the law.... its some BS but its there.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 9:23 am
    Dimmu_Borgir "who wants the cops pissed at your and why are you filming a traffic stop".
    I would like to remember you that your country is "famous" in the world for special treatments that your cops reserve on black people, and in this case the arrested was a black guy.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    June 23, 2011 at 9:28 am
    shhhhh it is legal, but don`t tell the police officers that
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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 9:31 am
    Here in Ireland the Gardai (police) got into a lot of bother with people taping them during a baton charge on a peaceful protest, so a law was passed making it illegal to tape police anywhere ever.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 9:36 am
    aprosody "but it just felt like she was antagonizing the police to see what they would do."
    And guess what? The cop in front of two decison ,one correct and the other wrong, go straight to the wrong one.
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    Dimmu_Borgir Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 9:41 am
    piper you belong on I-A-B
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    elderban Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 9:48 am
    I find it funny that cops don`t like you taping them, yet every single police car in America has a camera AND every single cop wears a mic so the conversation is recorded.

    BTW, doesn`t that violate wiretapping laws since they are recording your voice without your knowledge?
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 9:50 am
    America, Money, Freedom, etc, etc...
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 9:57 am
    @Vir

    "Privacy isn`t a right anymore?"

    There is no expectation of privacy in a PUBLIC place.

    The clue is right there in the name: PUBLIC, not private.

    Generally (with a few messed up exceptions), when it comes to public areas, where the eye is allowed to look, the camera is allowed to record.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 10:06 am
    She was being annoying, but being annoying isn`t illegal. Word to the (un)wise: don`t defend the cops on this one, they arrested some lady for no reason.
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    Denogginizer Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 10:18 am
    I`m betting she was harassing the cops to get them pissed off, then started filming, hoping to "catch" them.
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    dang007 Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 10:26 am
    >>> but it just felt like she was antagonizing the police to see what they would do.<<<

    Really then the best thing to have done was ignore her.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 10:27 am
    This is ridiculous. Cops put cameras EVERYWHERE, but as soon as someone points a camera at them, they freak out. This sh*t needs to stop.
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    dang007 Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 10:28 am
    >>>I`m betting she was harassing the cops to get them pissed off, then started filming, hoping to "catch" them.<<<

    And if she was/did the clever cops played right into her hand. Of course they could have avoided that problem by thinking a bit.
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    VAJENGA Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 10:29 am
    All you morons defending the cops are exactly the kind of liberal scum that are ruining this country. They are public servants and that lady had every right to be filming them. That bit about "what you said before turning on the camera" was an obvious ploy by the pig to make it seem like she was somehow a threat when she clearly was not. They don`t want to be filmed because they are doing something wrong and don`t want to be caught. AWWWW Well I don`t want to be filmed walking down the street in NYC but thanks to NYPD cameras on every corner I have no choice. So eat a dick and do your job piggies. Your time is coming.
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    Vir Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 10:38 am
    @VAJENGA I`d rather being recorded by someone who has the authority instead of some stranger at night while I`m doing my job.
    I`m not living in America btw
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 10:39 am
    Public servants in a public space acting on behalf of the public have no expectation of privacy.
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    WeePee Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 10:41 am
    he clearly said it was for reason of their safety. she just wanted to be difficult. and when the consequences came out she started crying like a canadian water polo player.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    June 23, 2011 at 10:53 am
    There is no defense for the cops in this case. They violated her human rights for no reason. I hope that pig gets fired and/or put in jail.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 10:53 am
    The cop was polite the whole time and she was just trying to be a bitch for no reason. She could have gone inside and filmed from her house.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 11:02 am
    What people need to do before they start recording is learn the exact law for recording in their state. That way if they try to arrest you, you can tell them why they`re wrong. If they do arrest you, then you have a case against them.
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    lazerdude Male 13-17
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    June 23, 2011 at 11:13 am
    Her yard, her property, her camera. No laws being broke, why was she arrested?
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    Mindle Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 11:33 am
    lazerdude that really depends where you live. Like here in Michigan your allowed to videotape but its illegal for audio to be recorded. But this woman to me just seems to be instigating. fux da police.
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    Elegy Male 13-17
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    June 23, 2011 at 11:33 am
    Just go in the damn house lady. If you want to incriminate police officers let them do it on their own. Don`t try and force them into it and then post a video about how you were "wrongfully arrested" or whatever.
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    Lucky2u Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 11:48 am
    Cop went about it the right way. It may be a loop hole, but he never said anything about not wanting to be filmed or anything he said They didn`t feel safe with her behind them and asked (then ordered) her inside. She should have listened. Dumb bitch is Dumb.
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    Mechi Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 11:50 am
    I like how that cop was being a punkbitch about it lol why not just stfu and get in the police car. cant be seriously scared of a girl with a camera. lol
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    Devilpillar Male 13-17
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    June 23, 2011 at 11:50 am
    For all that "freedom" talk, the American police seem very keen on limiting freedom.
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    dang007 Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm
    >>@VAJENGA I`d rather being recorded by someone who has the authority instead of some stranger at night while I`m doing my job.
    I`m not living in America btw<<<

    Well that explains it. Just keep saying that the government is your friend...
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    dang007 Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 12:01 pm
    >>>he clearly said it was for reason of their safety.<<<

    He could have said it was because Michael the arkangel would get mad. It doesn`t make it right and he still was abusing his power.
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    Klamz Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    After a bit of research for my state at least (not sure which state it happened in?) Here is my opinion presented with factual law.

    In the state of Florida it`s of course legal to record pretty much anything in a public place so long as the expectation of privacy isn`t at issue. Therefore her recording is legal and not in question.

    Regardless of what she said or did not say before the camera footage begins the officer asks her to go inside (that alone is enough) he follows it up with fearing for their safety. A reasonable request if someone is too close to a crime seen even if they are on their property.

    Title XLVI Chapter 843 makes it a 1st degree misdemeanor to resist, obstruct or oppose a law enforcement officer.

    The officers are within their rights because she is too close for comfort to the scene of the crime while they are trying to execute their duties.
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    Klamz Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 12:07 pm
    Furthermore, while my reasoning would only apply if it happened in Florida. Most states have laws similar to these and regardless of the state the outcome should be the same.

    Moral of the story, don`t harass police trying to be an activist and tape them and they won`t harass you by using their legal rights to their advantage, both completely legal but they get more leeway when you don`t like what they tell you to do, so know the law before you start screwing around.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    this is coming way to common
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
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    June 23, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    So why didn`t she film from inside? Nobody here knows what that neighborhood is like, and none of us know why they pulled the car over in the first place. It could have been a robbery and that car matched a description. So now they`re in a neighborhood they don`t know, at night, with a car full of people that may have just robbed someone, and to top it off they`ve got someone who they also don`t know standing 20ft away in the dark watching their every move while they`re trying to focus on the car. I`d say that falls under their safety. But it could have also been just for a tail light being out in a nice neighborhood and he just didn`t like being recorded. The point is, none of us know the reasons but we`re all willing to make assumptions based on a video that encompasses 10% of the actual event.
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    ragebot Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    "to protect and serve"...
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    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    She`s filming a public space from her own property; there`s nothing wrong with that. There are some states that have wiretap laws that are used with a double standard that make it so citizens can`t film public places, but law enforcement can, but those uses of the law are unconstitutional. The officer was quite clearly making up his reason for asking her to go inside. He wasn`t in any danger and I strongly doubt that he felt he was in any danger. He just didn`t want to be recorded.
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    aroc91 Male 18-29
    182 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    @Lucky2u

    People like you are the reason we live in a police state. You seem to enjoy having your rights revoked.
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    nny156 Male 18-29
    182 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    there is no law at all against filming police. im sick of cops making poo up as they go along. they all need to be poocanned there all drating useless anyways
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
    1310 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    Lucky2u, when you say "dumb bitch is dumb", why do you talk in third person?
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    Buck176 Male 30-39
    379 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    @nny,
    Actually in the US there are several states with laws against filming police officers. They exist for the protection of the police. L.A. passed a law making filming city police illegal after two officers were killed after a traffic stop was recorded and used by a gang to identify the officers. So no it is not a police state thing, it is a "people are stupid and try to kill cops when they get a ticket for running a stop sign" thing.
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    savemejebus Female 30-39
    143 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 2:29 pm
    Cops like this give good cops a bad name. I`m so sick of seeing videos of cops throwing their authority around and abusing the public for doing what the public has the right to do. This is out of control.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    what she should have done was film them from her front door, open front window, open garage door, whatever. or simply set up a tripod or something to continue filming while she was inside. she could follow their orders and still filmed them.

    that being said the cops did go overboard, filming cops does not make you anti-cop. that film evidence and recorded eye witness account could be used either for or against the officers if something happened during the traffic stop. the cops should be and need to be watched and recorded. someone has to police the police, and who better to do that than the people they serve? (the community, not politicians i mean)

    in the end the cop did indeed abuse his power he should have to pay in some form for his actions.
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    Sachi001 Male 30-39
    599 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm
    I smell a lawsuit that`s gonna cost the taxpayers because of a dumbass cop
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    beardtats Male 18-29
    255 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    should`ve tasered the bitch.
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    Boloslov Male 40-49
    33 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    Respect my authority is the first rule they teach you in dick school!
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    Bewsa30 Male 30-39
    36 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    I want to see a follow up to this. What happend
  88. Profile photo of NOCASH
    NOCASH Male 18-29
    423 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    Do they just give a badge and gun to anyone these days? Cops arent the problem people are because our judgement is poo and biased and this is the result of it. We really need like robo cops that actually serve and protect and uphold the law properly, not morons like this that make me have no faith in the police system.
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    zeegrr Male 40-49
    140 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    Stupid cop. Public place,public workers. Cop=fail.
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    KitFox Female 30-39
    595 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 4:09 pm
    The cop`s FB profile was just shut down from everyone reporting his ass! HAHAHA. You can also write him at [email protected] and tell him how much of a dick he is.
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    vVvBrock Male 18-29
    177 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    Going to jail for standing on her own personal property and she was no threat to anyone. It doesn`t matter how difficult she was being, you can`t just arrest her because she doesn`t do every single thing the cops say.
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    mcssls Female 70 & Over
    695 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    disobeying a police officer? It is illegal, obstruction
  93. Profile photo of Alexitron
    Alexitron Male 18-29
    7 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 5:41 pm
    Ape. These things happen when you give to stupid, uncultured, underachievers authority and guns. Same story in every place of the world.
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    Luniz82 Male 18-29
    588 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 6:40 pm
    Cops don`t like you filming because 9 times out of 10 they are doing something wrong and over stepping their boundaries. Til stuff like this is changed more and more cops will be gunned down in the street and less and less people will care or see anything wrong with it.
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    FeelTheRide Female 18-29
    515 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 7:48 pm
    Listen; if someone were filming me and I asked them not to, I would be *&^%ing pissed too if they didn`t stop.
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 8:45 pm
    Depending on what state you live in, it IS illegal to film police officers. For instance, Illinois has an Evesdropping law that makes it a class 1 felony to film law enforcement, carrying a penalty of up to 15 years. Here`s an article that recently ran in my local free paper: Illinois Evesdropping Law
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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
    718 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 8:49 pm
    FeeltheRide doesnt understand that (someone) is a GODDAMN COP! if your gonna be a COP you gotta keep in mind its ok for people to FILM YOU being a COP!
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    TypicalJerk Male 18-29
    533 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 9:12 pm
    Listen; if you are in public doing a civil duty, or even in public in general. Sure, you can get mad about it, but you can`t take action against someone for filming. especially from their own property. If you are in public at all, you are giving up the right to your privacy. You don`t want cameras on you, hole up in your home and put drating foil on your windows.
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    Neagle Male 30-39
    1407 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 9:48 pm
    There were 3 officers on the scene. This could have been handled better. By the officers statement that the subject filming made a contemptuous statement to the officer before she started filming. He should have not taken the action approaching the subject a secondary officer should have approached the subject and secured the scene. The least thing that you would want a potential hostile subject to do is go into there residence. Way to much adrenalin going on here and an obvious area that needs review and training.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 11:26 pm
    That`s some bogus bullsh*t, those guys are morons. You have to have thicker skin than that. If some random lady who wasn`t even mouthing off can`t film them without them loosing their sh*t, I can`t imagine how they react towards real a$$holes.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 11:51 pm
    fuc k the POLICE, FUC K Em FUC K Em FUC K Em FUC K Em FUC K Em FUC K Em FUC K Em FUC K Em FUC K Em, peice of poo scum bags got nothing else better to do but drat over other people
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    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
    798 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 1:01 am
    Hey everyone, let`s not have any information on what was said or done before the filming started then run our mouths about it.
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    dognose82 Male 18-29
    153 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 3:54 am
    The majority of officers are killed during traffic stops. They are human and are performing a duty in which it takes total concentration and by having someone stand close to them, video taping them, causes distractions that could potentially lead to someone getting hurt.

    She was asked nicely several times to please step inside her home and let them do their jobs. She disobeyed; she got arrested. I don`t see a problem. At no point did the officers say, "turn off the camera." Just let the officers do their job.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 9:06 am
    "Actually not from the sidewalk" Point one on the cops side, that`s government property, even though the home owner is responsible for it.

    "I don`t feel safe with you standing behind me, so I`m going to ask you to go in your house" Point two in favor of the cops, just do it and film out a window.

    I`ll stop there, this is nonsense, I hate brats like this. She did plenty to warrant getting arrested, trying to prove some stupid point, which is probably along the lines of what was said first. Stupid people really piss me off, women at the end called 911 on the cops for arresting her, wtf is wrong with you.
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    QualityJay Male 18-29
    303 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 10:55 am
    egalM, Are you effing serious? The cops didn`t feel safe from a scary lady filming? Give me a break, they were thinking of excuses to not be filmed. I don`t wanna be observed when I work either, but as a public servant he can be filmed anytime, anywhere. It`s called Freedom of Press here in the USA, and it doesn`t only apply to people who work for media companies. So your right to freedom of press is null and void on gov property? YOU DO NOT HAVE TO COMPLY WITH A COP IF YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO DO WHAT YOU ARE DOING. It is illegal for them to arrest you. I`m sure she sued.... which I don`t condone really but hey, what else can u do?
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    QualityJay Male 18-29
    303 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 10:58 am
    The cops should have just ignored her and kept doing their job. Would they have arrested her if she was a journalist? I can`t believe you people defend these people who disregard your rights. You deserve a government run country and economy.
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    GParadox Female 18-29
    737 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 11:16 am
    The cop actually asked her. ASKED her. Many times. I don`t think its unfair to the woman for her to just walk ten feet back into her house and film from her window. The cop was so much nicer than we`ve previously seen, I would take advantage of his kindness and get the f away. We know cops can and will abuse their power- so just avoid them. If you can`t and the cops are clearly in the wrong, then you can be self righteous with your "this is my right" and blah blah blah.
  108. Profile photo of GParadox
    GParadox Female 18-29
    737 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 11:51 am
    Like some one before me said- pick and choose your battles. Protesting against SB1070, a noble cause... being an annoying b*tch to prove a point... Eh, not really on your side :/ Granted, the cop should have just ignored her and gone on his own business. I don`t want to side with the cops, but like others said, pick and choose your battles comrades.
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    scuzzy Male 18-29
    194 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 6:28 pm
    GParadox: I wouldn`t consider somebody standing up for her civil rights to be "self righteous"
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    thejanitor86 Male 18-29
    63 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 10:26 pm
    he asked nicely. i see no fault in the police handling it the way he did. she wanted to be all bold and stand her ground. but then she was instantly crying when he did actually do what he said he was gonna do.
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    tatripp Male 18-29
    1196 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 10:42 pm
    if the police told her he didn`t feel safe then she has to leave. she could have had a knife and she said something to him before he recorded it. we don`t see the whole thing from this video. and the cop was polite about it. i have seen some really jerky cops and he wasn`t
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    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
    886 posts
    June 25, 2011 at 9:20 am
    The cop was wrong. Is this such a nazi fascist state now that filming our law enforcement or elected officials is now taboo?

    Whatcha hiding popo?

    Officer Mario should just stop being a dbag and do his job. Find CRIMINALS and arrest them, don`t make crimes out of actions you simply disagree with.

    What a dbag police department.
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    jib Male 18-29
    314 posts
    June 25, 2011 at 10:17 pm
    what the hell just record from inside the house ya dummy
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
    1596 posts
    June 25, 2011 at 11:55 pm
    serves her right. background check should be done when purchasing a camera to see if you`re a douche
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3348 posts
    June 26, 2011 at 7:03 am
    @Kagaan: No, they should be given to see if you`re a right-wing Fascist Republican.
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    Kalon Male 13-17
    368 posts
    June 27, 2011 at 6:08 pm
    Wow he EVERYONE has the right to personall space and she apparentl said somthing antagonizing before the video. Many cops take things too far but he was being polite, gave several warnings and she "did not comply to the police officer." I am usually horrifyed at the police for doing such unjustifyed things but this was reasonable.
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    Kalon Male 13-17
    368 posts
    June 27, 2011 at 6:19 pm
    "It`s called Freedom of Press here in the USA, and it doesn`t only apply to people who work for media companies. So your right to freedom of press is null and void on gov property? YOU DO NOT HAVE TO COMPLY WITH A COP IF YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO DO WHAT YOU ARE DOING. It is illegal for them to arrest you. I`m sure she sued.... which I don`t condone really but hey, what else can u do?"

    Freedom of the press DOES only apply to the media. Freedom of speach does not.
    Also, you ALWAYS have to comply with a cop unless his request is to commit a crime.
    What are you people stupid? Know your sh*t before you go spout off nonsence that may get other people like her arrested. If she did sue, I guarantee that she lost. She was arrested for not complying, not for filming a cop.

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