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    Re: Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Make it illegal to film the police on the condition that all police wear cameras all the time.



    The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that it's legal to film police.

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    Re: Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    I see no evidence of any of that.

    But if you say so, then the law is clearly unconstitutional and you have no worries.
    What do you mean you see no evidence of "that?" E.g. you're driving, pulled over, wife is in passenger seat. How can she get outside the 25 or 100 foot zone and record you getting pulled out by your hair, beaten and tazed? If she records it from her passenger seat, she IS a criminal and is subject to six months in jail, a year if she has a carry permit and has a gun in her purse.

    If you're in a small room, it's nearly impossible to get and stay 25 feet away from anyone not in a corner.

    Etc. Just use your common sense and there's all the evidence you need.

    And the legislation amends a law that already makes it a crime to interfere with the police. This proposal creates special restrictions applicable ONLY to those recording the event. It's really a terrible idea, from start to finish.

    Somehow I doubt that. I know how the Amerikan left operates. You're the guys who issue death threats over pizza shops not wanting to cater gay weddings.

    hysteria is common, but if your claims are correct, it is an open and shut case
    Blah, blah.... And I don't know how the courts will rule, but if it's enacted, it will take years to get through the system. And it's beside the point anyway. It's a good idea or not, and I can't see any redeeming feature of it, unless you're a cop and want fewer recordings made, and an easy excuse to harass, arrest and even jail those who DO choose to record your actions.

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    Re: Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Yeah, they are interfering with their ability to murder U.S citizens.


    People who record cops murdering people make it hard for them to get away with it.

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    Re: Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal

    [QUOTE=BrewerBob;1064512819]Within 25 feet.

    I am a strong supporter in the public's right to record police officers.
    But I also don't have a problem with giving the officers a buffer zone to do their work. Reasonable people can certainly disagree on what that distance should be.[
    /QUOTE]



    Arms length should be good enough, eh?

    If you're not touching them, you're not interfering with them.

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    Re: Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    That isn't what the bill says. HuffingtonPost is lying in that headline.

    It would be legal to film an officer from 25 feet away. What the bill is intending to do is keep people from rushing in to film a crime scene before the police have processed it.
    Sure, that may be the stated reason, but we all know the real reason is law enforcement doesn't like the scrutiny. And the SC shooting is a good demonstration of this. And of course the police would prefer to "process" a crime scene like the SC shooting before anybody filmed it, lol.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Requiring camera happy spectators to keep their distance is not only reasonable, but
    is imperative for the safety of the police officer
    and sometimes those he is questioning or arresting or giving a ticket to or whatever. In especially highly charged situations like the fight following the hockey game etc., the policeman often has multiple issues in progress and doesn't need to worry about who is crowding around him. It isn't much different than the police order to 'Move along, there's nothing to see here" kind of order to disperse a crowd that detracts from a police investigation.


    Yeah, it protects their ability to murder people and get away with it, eh?

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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?


    Nothing. This unconstitutional law is an attempt to protect police from being held accountable for their crimes.

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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.


    You'll need to talk with one of the monitors about that.

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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?


    It might protect some bad cops from the consequences of their illegal actions, but I doubt that the U.S. Supreme Court will let this law go into effect.

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    Re: Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    i cannot see how this is in any way unreasonable.

    Anything has cen shown from a distance of 25 feet, as a reporter I would have given an arm to be guaranteed 25 feet from anything.

    I would further suggest that in yet to be controlled situation, even that close could be dangerous to the filmer as well as the officers.

    The Huff will war at anything the remotely looks like a challenge to civil liberties, but has no problem with Obama lying.


    What does Obama, lying or not lying, have to do with this thread?

    Fill us in.

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