Saturday, August 16, 2014 9:47:53 PM
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.
Saturday, August 16, 2014 9:34:24 PM
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