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    Re: Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    How can one record wrongdoing within ones own home? Why cant citizens police the police?
    'Qui custodiet ipsos custodes?' has never been more relevant. If a video is filmed within 25 feet of a police brutality incident, will it be admissible in court even though the person taking it was clearly breaking the law?
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    Re: Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Was the SC shooting filmed from more than 25 feet?
    Not a clue. If so, no need to move in closer. Why be in the way or risk being harmed? We don't know what is going on at the scene (this is aside from SC). The perp may have a weapon, bust free and grab a bystander, he may be contagious. We don't know. I wouldn't hover over doctors or EMTs trying to save a patient either. If I am not directly involved, I give the professionals room to move. It may save a life.
    Not all emergency scenes are noteworthy but just day by day business. We just never hear about the average but rather sensationalize the few in between.

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    Re: Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    The title is a lie and the Huffington Post troll that posted this thread should be banned.

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    Re: Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron River View Post
    The title is a lie and the Huffington Post troll that posted this thread should be banned.
    Except for the language of the bill that outlaws recording of police under the circumstances spelled out within.

    "Huffington Post troll" ??????
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    Re: Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Not a clue. If so, no need to move in closer. Why be in the way or risk being harmed? We don't know what is going on at the scene (this is aside from SC). The perp may have a weapon, bust free and grab a bystander, he may be contagious. We don't know. I wouldn't hover over doctors or EMTs trying to save a patient either. If I am not directly involved, I give the professionals room to move. It may save a life.
    Not all emergency scenes are noteworthy but just day by day business. We just never hear about the average but rather sensationalize the few in between.
    That's all common sense and good advice, but has little to do with the law, which singles out those recording the event for special restrictions, with others subject only to the general prohibition against interfering with police/EMTs etc.

    And the law has to take into account the "few in between." The simplest example is a traffic stop. If you're in the passenger seat and watch the driver get drug out of the car, beaten by six cops, and tazed, it's ILLEGAL for you to record a second of that. If you do, you will face up to six months in jail, and all the state has to prove is you were within 25 feet (100 feet if you're legally carrying a gun) AND you recorded it, even if you never even left your seat.

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    Re: Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Interfering with police duties is already illegal. They already have the law necessary to protect against this.
    Right. What would this law accomplish that existing laws already cannot?
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    Re: Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Right. What would this law accomplish that existing laws already cannot?
    I assume you mean besides make a bunch of people criminals who aren't otherwise interfering with police, but who do have a phone and have 'record' turned on....

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    Re: Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Time to pull out the old saying, "If they have nothing to hide...."
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    Re: Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    'Qui custodiet ipsos custodes?' has never been more relevant. If a video is filmed within 25 feet of a police brutality incident, will it be admissible in court even though the person taking it was clearly breaking the law?
    What if it let's the LEO off? It's a double-edged sword that cuts both ways in this business. If an officer could go to the electric chair, but for a video....would they admit it?
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    Re: Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    And? Not my argument.
    Making a blanket statement saying the bill would make recording police illegal is wrong as it doesn't.
    It only make it illegal under certain circumstances.
    Officers have been found to be outside of the law or departmental regs during traffic stops.
    This has only been proven as another in the vehicle recorded the incident.
    Their are laws in place.
    Note it excludes news people. Like they never interfere on a crime/incident scene.
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    The damage to the black community from all this will be devastating.
    Not only on public perception and reputation, but cops simply won't want to police these neighborhoods anymore.
    The shooter was later found to be white.

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