Cop Snatches Camera, Handcuffs Man For Recording

Submitted by: SweepOfDeath 2 years ago in Weird

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.
There are 15 comments:
Male 239
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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Male 358
cops = dicks
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Male 1,832
I`m not sure if this has been posted here or not. All cops should be required to wear cameras.
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Male 3,210
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.
Unfortunately.
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Male 2,669
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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Male 530
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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Male 1,798
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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Male 1,983
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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Male 17,511
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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Male 3,478
I thought you had no right to privacy while out on the streets and you could be filmed?
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Male 2,675
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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Male 161
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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Male 977
how do the police not know by now that they can be legally filmed??
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2,842
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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Male 938
Link: Cop Snatches Camera, Handcuffs Man For Recording [Rate Link] - 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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