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If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Let me say this once, for everyone:

You do NOT have a reasonable expectation of privacy from being photographed while on a public street.

Not if you're a cop.

Not if you're a congressman.

Get over yourselves. Public is PUBLIC.

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At Monday, June 14, 2010 10:20:00 PM, Blogger Ambulance Driver said...

Unless you're in Massachusetts, the cradle and the grave of liberty.

They don't allow videotaping cops up there, and they use the state law that require both party's consent to audiotaping.

So theoretically, if you could disable the audio recorder on your video camera, you'd be within the law.

There have been a number of people successfully prosecuted for videotaping cops up there, and the MA Supreme Court has upheld it.

I'd wager, however, that SCOTUS would rule differently, if ever a case got that far.

At Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:04:00 AM, Blogger Old NFO said...

But...but... "they" are the elite; the rules obviously DON'T apply to them, do they? :-)

At Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:52:00 PM, Anonymous giddysinger said...

Don't forget Illinois, AD. The legislature actually CHANGED THE LAW to make it easier to arrest people for recording police officers in the line of duty.

At Wednesday, June 16, 2010 11:22:00 PM, Blogger KD5NRH said...

And while we're at it, you don't have a reasonable expectation of being believed in court, either. Record as much as you can. Micro recorders come in lots of different forms these days, so you can have one with you pretty much all the time. Also, know how to start the video recording on your camera phone quickly, and shell out the few bucks for a memory card that will let it go for at least 10 minutes. Having audio and/or video not only makes your statement more accurate, it's really hard for someone to argue with it.


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