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53 Responses to Cameraman Is Arrested By New York Police

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    hovalady411 Female 18-29
    1262 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 8:37 am
    Link: Cameraman Is Arrested By New York Police - Why you might ask? Because he was filming them on public property which is 100% legal in NY. Our rights are slipping...
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 8:52 am
    herp-herpity-derp. cops are assh*les. Since when is this news?
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 8:55 am
    Seems like a single cop who thinks he knows more than anyone else. Not our rights slipping away, really. Just one bad cop who will be slapped on the back of the hand.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 2, 2011 at 9:02 am

    "Typical", he said with discust.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 9:03 am
    Have you ever noticed that cops can`t park a car?
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    August 2, 2011 at 9:03 am
    Cops suck. How many times must I say it? I`m not even watching this, I am not in the mood to get pissed at another idiot with a badge.
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
    1440 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 9:08 am
    I love how EVERYBODY likes to post videos showing cops being "mean" or "rude" but nobody posts videos of them doing a good job or arresting a crazy person that went on a crime spree.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 9:10 am
    Bad Cop!, No Donut!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 2, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Rick_S - "Seems like a single cop"

    Isolated incident? Think again.

    CBS Cameraman arrested by Newark Cop
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36208 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Tubby12370 - "nobody posts videos of them doing a good"

    Maybe there aren`t any videos like that?
    Or maybe we just shouldn`t have to pat them on the back for doing the bare minimum job requirement?

    These video record an escelating trend of Cops vs Us
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    MrHoobToYou Male 40-49
    405 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 9:14 am
    Seems like he`s spending more time fuc king with the cameraman than he is working the investigation.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    August 2, 2011 at 9:21 am
    @Gerry1of1- couldn`t agree more. Also, There was a video recently of a cop doing his job exceptionally well.

    These are not isolated incidents by any means. The US has a pervasive problem with law enforcement, and while the issue is complex, the most important factor is a total and complete lack of accountability. When a police officer tramples a citizen`s rights, there are rarely ever significant consequences. And when citizens demand accountability, such as when Eugene, OR established a citizen review board to assess complaints of police abuse (after one of Eugene`s finest went to prison for his 10-year streak of raping women he`d picked up on drug charges), the cops cry "no fair."
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 9:39 am
    "I love how EVERYBODY likes to post videos showing cops being "mean" or "rude" but nobody posts videos of them doing a good job or arresting a crazy person that went on a crime spree."

    1. When authorities break the laws they are to enforce, it needs to be brought to light. Why do you think they object to cameras in the first place?

    2. There are plenty of places to see police doing good, might I suggest Cops "reality" TV.

    3. Why is it ok for cameras to follow the police for a tv show, but reporters on the street are somehow doing something wrong?
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 9:44 am
    "our rights are slipping"

    no they`re not, cops are just getting dumber and more irritable.
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    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 9:48 am
    "Typical", he said with discust.

    Disgust.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 2, 2011 at 9:57 am
    "Typical", he said with discust.


    Disgust.

    thank you spelling nazi
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    Elegy Male 13-17
    155 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 9:59 am
    I don`t care about people with cameras being arrested anymore. There are too many stories about it. If you want to see a video of police arresting people then watch Cops.
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    rogue_knight Male 40-49
    868 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 10:01 am
    Sure, there are bad cops but not all of them and it has to be getting old when every day there is some jerk whack with a camera and less than a 5th grade comprehension of the constitution, amendments and laws “copping “ an attitude with you when you are just doing your job. Can you imagine being at you place of work, and having some di ck head coming up to you and videotaping you? What about your constitutional right to privacy? As far as a police scene there are also eavesdropping laws which apply. If all else fails see- Chris Rock ; How not to get your ass kicked by the police! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj0mtxXEGE8
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 10:03 am
    any law banning us from filming the police at work is ILLEGAL and HAS TO BE CHALLENGED. If the challenge fails then action is needed. We do have the right to civil disobedience and never forget it because mark my words, one day you will be glad you remembered them.
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    securitywyrm Male 18-29
    89 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 10:23 am
    I don`t feel safe talking to a police officer in private. I believe every uniformed police officer should have a shoulder-mounted video camera, recording from the moment he steps out of the locker room to when he clocks out for the day. That way, any incidents with the police can be settled by "Well let`s look at the video." The money saved on internal investigations from bogus complaints that can be proven false with a few minutes of video footage will pay for the equipment. There is no `privacy` when you are a uniformed officer in the course of your job, and people will behave when they know their actions are being recorded.
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    insane_ai Male 30-39
    740 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 10:37 am
    When cops abuse their authority to enforce their will there are only two outcomes I consider to be acceptable. 1. Publicly apologize and resign. 2. Have your chief take you out behind the police station and put you down like the rabid dog you are.

    Cops like this put the rest in danger by breeding mistrust and contempt.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3441 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 11:34 am
    I don`t want to be anywhere near cops.
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 11:57 am
    How many of you people complaining about police being inherently bad have ridden with a cop? I did several and was very impressed with the way things were handled. If you feel the state of policing is so dire then sign up and make a difference.

    "It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare." -Edmund Burke
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    kameo360fan Female 13-17
    383 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    OK, can we stop with the videos of people being arrested. One is enough to get the point.
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    gbrzeatetee Male 30-39
    174 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 12:41 pm
    @number43: it doesn`t matter how many good cops there are. As long as there are bad cops and the hierarchy turns a blind eye, the whole organization is at fault.
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    I-See-U Male 18-29
    354 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    Ever hear a cop say "well, if you haven`t done anything wrong then you shouldn`t be afraid"?

    Only arrogant, self-righteous, know-it-all, never done anything wrong in my life people become cops/judges/priests/ministers.

    The good people who actually wanna help society become firefighters/EMT/Teachers.

    .....and that`s why the world hates pigs.
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    Itsnotover Male 18-29
    56 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    The guy didnt leave when he was told to
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    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
    698 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    So when would someone do something about it instead of merely talking about it.
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    @gbrzeatetee,
    You speak in generalities. "the hierarchy", "the whole organization". This is the rhetoric of every hate monger in recorded history. Blaming others... hrm.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 1:53 pm
    Born and raised in Bayshore ,Long Island (Suffolk county). We had rights? When did that happen?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    The guy should have just walked away
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    you have to draw the line somewhere. this was just ridiculous
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    Amurika Male 30-39
    282 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm
    To all scum sucking fascist filth: YOU ARE A PUBLIC SERVANT PAID FOR WITH TAX PAYER MONEY! GO BACK TO CRIMINOLOGY CLASS PIG!!
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
    934 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 5:12 pm
    I`m all about privacy rights, but police are PUBLIC SERVANTS and should have those rights suspended WHILE ON DUTY.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36208 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Fatninja01 - "The guy should have just walked away"

    You are a sheep.
    And if you act like sheep you will get fleeced.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 7:08 pm
    FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE WAKE UP PEOPLE THE FASCIST STATE IS UPON US WE HAVE TO ACT NOW BEFORE ITS TO LATE!!!!1
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    xbx214 Male 18-29
    956 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 7:15 pm
    I see he wasnt doing anything wrong. drat that.
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    kbubb91 Male 18-29
    89 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm
    FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE FU CK THE POLICE WAKE UP PEOPLE THE FASCIST STATE IS UPON US WE HAVE TO ACT NOW BEFORE ITS TO LATE!!!!1
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 8:18 pm
    The vest does not cover the back of his head. Just saying.
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    Klamz Male 18-29
    689 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 8:54 pm
    Out of all of these videos not once has a camera man bother to actually reference the law to the officer, they just say yes I can and I have a right to do it.

    If you`re going to go out and video tape police to see if they will arrest you (obviously what he`s doing), you might want to read the statues on wire in a public place, maybe even bring a copy with you to show them, that way you have extremely easy grounds for a suit of wrongful arrest. When a cop can look at the law, know it`s legal and arrests you anyways, YOU WIN!

    Right now the choices are being a sheep or being a moron, perhaps someone would like to try the intelligent approach next time?
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    zephid Male 30-39
    92 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 10:45 pm
    This guy wasn`t just some guy with a video camera `Harassing` the pigs. He is an ACCREDITED member of the MEDIA. (you can see the pig reading his press pass at 00:26)The camera man leaves as requested, contacts the departments PIO (public information officer, the guy in the department that is required by law to determine and provide media access), who instructs him where to stand to do his job. The pig still arrests him.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    August 2, 2011 at 11:00 pm
    @Klamz
    "Out of all of these videos not once has a camera man bother to actually reference the law to the officer, they just say yes I can and I have a right to do it."

    LOL are you serious? It`s the first amendment of the Constitution of the United States. There is no higher law. The police ought to be required to know it.

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 5:34 am
    @mrpeabody

    You claim it to be your "right", yet it has no direct association with someone recording the police doing their work. The majoirty of the time, these cameramen get way too close, and start yelling . This IS a direct violation of your laws, i.e. Interfering with a police officer performing their duties.

    If you fail to move away when requested, you can be arrested and charge for obstruction.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 6:03 am
    @Klamz

    "If you`re going to go out and video tape police to see if they will arrest you (obviously what he`s doing), you might want to read the statues on wire in a public place, maybe even bring a copy with you to show them, that way you have extremely easy grounds for a suit of wrongful arrest."

    You shouldn`t need to carry around copies of the law in order to tell police what they can and cannot do; they should already know what they can and cannot do.
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    LegosFTW Male 18-29
    69 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 8:31 am
    Everybody from New York knows that Suffolk cops get bored and will stop you for everything.
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    Mogulman Male 18-29
    295 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 11:34 am
    The fact that videos like this get so much attention really upsets me. All we ever see and hear about is how police officers are arresting people or beating up people without warrant or lawful reason. These videos become popular because people like to have something to protest or be upset about.

    The fact is that these are rare instances where some cop who is having a bad day, ego trip, or whatever lashes out. The actual frequency of this happening in the real world is very rare, it just seems to happen more often because we see it on websites like this so much (at least one a week). ANY profession will have people who are really bad and give the rest a bad name. There are bad taxi drivers, bad teachers, bad builders, etc. But the actions of a few should never diminish the work of the rest.

    So please, consider how the police really do make our country a safer one to live in. 99.9% of the time, their actions save lives. Most of them are people just trying to fee
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    Mogulman Male 18-29
    295 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 11:35 am
    *feed their families like anybody else.
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    nsh9 Male 30-39
    8 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    Update on the story:
    Suffolk Cops to Drop Charge Against News Cameraman
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    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
    645 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    "You shouldn`t need to carry around copies of the law in order to tell police what they can and cannot do; they should already know what they can and cannot do."

    They know they can arrest you on bogus charges and drop them later.
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    LePigeon Male 30-39
    44 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    Mogulman, I can understand your point of view, but these videos keep police in check (well let`s hope so anyhow).

    Pertaining to your second paragraph, in my humble opinion, to compare a police officer to teachers, builders etc is a stretch. If a teacher has a bad day and takes it out on you you’re able to defend yourself verbally or physically. If a police officer takes it out on you, you can`t exactly do the same, unless you want to be arrested, tazed, beaten or worst. Choosing to become a police officer comes with a different set of rules. I have nothing but respect for the police, but if they abuse the power that they are entrusted (<-- important word here) with, then they should be made example of. Videos of these disgraceful acts can serve as a warning not to abuse their power.

    You are right though, we should consider that for the most part police do make our lives better, and not let the actions of a few sully the name of the rest.
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    fgreatwest Male 30-39
    102 posts
    August 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm
    @ Mongulman - If cops didn`t arrest people for doing lawful things, then these videos would stop attracting attention. I will admit, I am biased. I think every instance the public deals with the police should be video tapped. This is to protect both the police and the people.
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    PoopNoodle Male 40-49
    400 posts
    August 7, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    Yet another cop overstepping his authority.... There`s a shock
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    Errand_boy Male 30-39
    621 posts
    August 8, 2011 at 3:03 am
    I would film every minute of this guys private life after he did that to me. You`re bound to find something on him.
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