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    Re: Should Videotaping the Police Really Be a Crime?

    Where's Caine when ya need him?

    I say, "Hell yeah." Video tape 'em. They video tape you. They use video for evidence why can't we?

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    Re: Should Videotaping the Police Really Be a Crime?

    First off, I do agree with every one, videotaping police should be legal. I just want to point out why I can kinda sorta see the other side. In this day and age, every one has access to video editing tools. As has been shown again within the last month, it is very easy to edit a videotape to give a false impression. Police have a hard enough job, and being expected to defend themselves from potentially edited videos is just making that hard job harder.

    I repeat, this is just showing the other side, it's not the side I agree with. I think those problems are a necessary cost to freedom. All the above was meant to do is show that I can understand the problems with this, and that I can see their point of view.
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    Re: Should Videotaping the Police Really Be a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Where's Caine when ya need him?

    I say, "Hell yeah." Video tape 'em. They video tape you. They use video for evidence why can't we?
    Heheh. I actually wouldn't think that Caine would have a problem with citizens videotaping cops so long as they did not interfere with the arrest or cop's duty while videotaping it.
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    Re: Should Videotaping the Police Really Be a Crime?

    The ONLY thing an unedited video tape can do is a give an honest perspective of what was said and done, as far as the camera can see and the microphone can hear.

    A cop doing his job in accordance with the law and his departmental regulations has little to fear from an honest video.

    Of course it should not be illegal to video tape law enforcement at work.

    With the one caveat that undercover cops should have their faces and identities protected.

    Your routine traffic stop? No way in hell should it be any kind of crime to tape them. Or to put them up on the internet.

    We've seen videos in recent times of cops shooting handcuffed suspects, and killing them.

    We've seen videos of cops having screaming fits at old ladies who didn't pull over fast enough to suit them.

    I WISH we had a video of that confrontation between the racist Hahvahd college perfessor and the policeman who was forced to arrest his bigoted arrogant ass.

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    Re: Should Videotaping the Police Really Be a Crime?

    Looks like virtually everyone, regardless of their ideology, thinks this one is total BS.

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    Re: Should Videotaping the Police Really Be a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Where's Caine when ya need him?

    I say, "Hell yeah." Video tape 'em. They video tape you. They use video for evidence why can't we?
    There has been a whole thread on this in the Law and Order section. My responses are there.

    But in general, I see nothing wrong video taping police officers, and find it retarded that someone would get charged for it.

    On the other hand, video taping a police officer and getting in their way while they are trying to do their duties SHOULD be arrestable... not because of the video taping, but because you are getting in their way.
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    Re: Should Videotaping the Police Really Be a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Heheh. I actually wouldn't think that Caine would have a problem with citizens videotaping cops so long as they did not interfere with the arrest or cop's duty while videotaping it.
    Dude. you posted this before my post. You are a mind reader.
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    Re: Should Videotaping the Police Really Be a Crime?

    Anthony Graber, a Maryland Air National Guard staff sergeant, faces up to 16 years in prison. His crime? He videotaped his March encounter with a state trooper who pulled him over for speeding on a motorcycle. Then Graber put the video ó which could put the officer in a bad light ó up on YouTube.
    Isn't there a law in Maryland prohibiting the taping of another person, without that person's permission?

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    Re: Should Videotaping the Police Really Be a Crime?

    Hmm, I didn't know that it was illegal. Shouldn't this be declared unconstitutional by violating first amendment rights by somebody? It's kinda scary that it hasn't been done already.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Isn't there a law in Maryland prohibiting the taping of another person, without that person's permission?

    I seem to remember quite a few Libs getting all up-n-arms over O'Keefe busting those ACORN pimp-ho accomplices.
    I think the difference is that that is for private conversations in private places. It makes some sense, that in private you can't spy on somebody without telling them. But for public places I think you can photograph, videotape whoever you want.

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    Re: Should Videotaping the Police Really Be a Crime?

    Yeah cops love their special privileges, and for every 10 good cops you have at least 1 that thinks they are the pimp and the law is the bitch. I say they should definitely be videotaped.
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