Why Are You Filming? [Pic]

Submitted by: SweepOfDeath 2 years ago in Misc

Why should they care?
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Male 2,862
And finally `Please stop hitting me with my cameraphone officer`
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Male 182
@Runemang

The Supreme Court shot down IL`s wiretapping law a while ago. Recording in public is no longer part of that.
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Male 15,832
Someone should make a video camera with a built-in stun gun. Then if the cop tries to grab it, it will put him on the floor twitching like a poisoned roach.
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Male 6
Runemang is simple someone that does not know his rights. Please go to PINAC.COM or copblock.org and one can find that taking pictures or video in public is not a crime. If the laws is how he believes it is then there would be no ability to films a live news broadcast out on the street because the media would have to get the permission of everyone in the background.
It is also unlawful to demand that any pictures or video be deleted. The only way your recording device can be taken is if IT was used in the commission of a crime or "they" believe that you will delete evidence of a crime. The police still need a warrant to access the memory....if they delete anything, there are programs that can and will recover the footage.

Period....end of story
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Male 6
Runemang wrote "Again, some states, Illinois being one of them - it is illegal to film ANYONE without their permission. Period, end of story.

YES, it`s friggin stupid. In Illinois, if you took a video at a ball game for example without asking the permission of every single person that ended up in the video ... you could be charged with that many counts of violating the law. Illinois is currently in the process of modifying this beyond-f`ing-stupidly-behind-the-times law.
But the point is that there are some states that yes, you can get arrested for recording an officer ... in fact you can be arrested for recording ANYONE that objects to it. It`s not just "cops trying to hide something".

He is very simply wrong....period...end of story.
In every city, every county, and every state I can video ANYONE with or without their permission if I am in public. If a person, place or thing can be seen from a public location that person, place, or thing can
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Male 2,675
But the point is that there are some states that yes, you can get arrested for recording an officer ... in fact you can be arrested for recording ANYONE that objects to it. It`s not just "cops trying to hide something".
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Male 2,675
Again, some states, Illinois being one of them - it is illegal to film ANYONE without their permission. Period, end of story.

YES, it`s friggin stupid. In Illinois, if you took a video at a ball game for example without asking the permission of every single person that ended up in the video ... you could be charged with that many counts of violating the law. Illinois is currently in the process of modifying this beyond-f`ing-stupidly-behind-the-times law.
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Male 56
Just keep in mind that there is no point in filming police unless you have an app that automatically uploads whatever you are filming to a dropbox on an external server. At minimum, you will be "required" to delete whatever you are recording, so just using your regular phone video app won`t accomplish anything. More likely, you will get your phone taken away and never returned to you.
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Male 6
the simple truth is that the police do not want to get caught breaking the law. The police used to be called "the cities finest" This has not been true for a long long time. They are NOT legally obligated by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to protect the people. They are legally allowed to lie to people. They can ignore anything they want. They make up fictitious laws when they don`t know the real laws. If they are informed of the real laws, they don`t have to follow them. The average American is eight times more likely to be killed doing nothing wrong by a police officer than by actions of a terrorist.
Even when a the police KNOW that they are being recorded they just do what they want and confiscate the cameras after the fact and erase the footage.
The biggest problem is that people do not know their rights. The police cannot take your camera unless they think that you will erase evidence. they cannot demand you erase footage due to the Data protection act of 1980.
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Male 40,266

Because I want you to harass and beat me so I can sue the city.
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Male 210
The point is, there are rules, and we the people should not have to fear for our safety to demand that the rules be held up.
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Male 11,739
I want to be harassed and arrested for no good reason.
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Male 997
[quote]Is there a reason? No. Deal with it. [/quote]

Majority of people don`t like being filmed, not just cops. If you`re going to do it which I encourage don`t be a dick about it.

Yes when chatting with cops you don`t have to be nice, but if you`re less confrontational they`re less defensive from the get go, people don`t realise how some of their problems can come from them just winding up the cop so he will do everything possible by the book just to get back at you.
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Male 2,242
Is there a reason? No. Deal with it.
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Male 938
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