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Date: 08/10/15 12:45 PM

15 Responses to Cop Snatches Camera, Handcuffs Man For Recording

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    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
    938 posts
    August 8, 2014 at 1:16 pm
    Link: Cop Snatches Camera, Handcuffs Man For Recording - This is what a police state looks like. Photography is not a crime. She rolls up at the 2;10 mark if you`re impatient.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
    2283 posts
    August 10, 2014 at 1:56 pm
    imagine how many of these videos dont get posted because of police deleting/breaking the videos. some one needs to invent an app that saves videos straight to cloud storage as you`re recording. i would but im to lazy so ill just complain instead.
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
    977 posts
    August 10, 2014 at 1:57 pm
    how do the police not know by now that they can be legally filmed??
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    chillywhack Male 40-49
    161 posts
    August 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm
    I used to live in Chicago. Most of the cops are corrupt as hell there. Hell, that`s the city`s claim to fame is corruption, so I guess it`s not surprising.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    August 10, 2014 at 3:44 pm
    When was this taken? Because it is still illegal to record ANYONE without their permission in Illinois. The law was very RECENTLY deemed "unenforceable" by the state supreme court, but that simply puts it in a weird place of enforcement and interpretation. It doesn`t automatically make it "perfectly legal", yet.
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    Daegog Male 30-39
    1284 posts
    August 10, 2014 at 7:57 pm
    I thought you had no right to privacy while out on the streets and you could be filmed?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17516 posts
    August 10, 2014 at 10:08 pm
    Apparently the Chicago PD hasn`t heard of the recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling on this subject.

    I expect a lawsuit.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    August 11, 2014 at 12:33 am
    Absent any ACTUAL interference, the law protects filming in public.
    Having been arrested for it 3 times and successfully suing each time, I can attest to it`s legality in all 50 States.

    Generally speaking, for example, the California`s Invasion of Privacy Act prohibits the electronic eavesdropping (monitoring) or recording of any "confidential communication" without the consent of all the parties.

    "Confidential Communication" means any communication in which a participant would have a reasonable expectation of privacy. (Pen.Code, § 632, subd.(c).)
    In Flanagan (2002) 27 Cal.4th 766, 768, 776, the California Supreme Court held that "a conversation is confidential if a party to that conversation has an objectively reasonable expectation that the conversation is not being overheard or recorded."

    It is hard to argue that any police action on a public street, a matter already of public record, is confidential.
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    WhoSaidWhat Male 30-39
    238 posts
    August 11, 2014 at 6:07 am
    Georgia State Patrol (GSP) will confiscate your phone/camera if they catch you taking pictures of a wreck scene, but I`ve never heard of them arresting the person taking the picture. GSP has a really good twist, that makes it "legal" for them to take your equipment; "it contains evidence". Not saying I agree with their practice (I don`t), or reasoning (I don`t), but thats how they "legally" get away with it.
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    Johanvb Male 40-49
    481 posts
    August 11, 2014 at 6:33 am
    Cops like this should be prosecuted so hard that people will think twice of becomming a cop alltogether.
    The insanity that comes over someone when he puts on a uniform is far more dangerous than open carry laws.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2169 posts
    August 11, 2014 at 6:34 am
    Hero cops again. Of course they don`t want to be recorded -- they might feel the need to shoot someone in the back or open fire on a puppy at any moment, and being filmed doing that creates a lot of paperwork.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2285 posts
    August 11, 2014 at 9:30 am
    I remember a scene from the movie Fahrenheit 451- I don`t recall if it`s in the book or not- a mother and young son are out walking in in suburbia on a sidewalk along a street, when a firetruck rushes by. The child exclaims,"Look mommy, a firetruck! Is there going to be a fire?"
    Anymore, when I see a cop, I wonder, "Is there going to be a crime?"
    Pretty valid thought.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
    1832 posts
    August 11, 2014 at 11:59 am
    I`m not sure if this has been posted here or not. All cops should be required to wear cameras.
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    Torq Male 40-49
    358 posts
    August 11, 2014 at 12:49 pm
    cops = dicks
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    monkeyspankn Male 60-69
    239 posts
    August 11, 2014 at 3:12 pm
    It used to be when I saw a cop I thought he had my back and I had his if needed. Now everytime I see a cop, I feel threatened. Most are not good.

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