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Online IronDioPriest

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7 Rules for recording police
« on: April 06, 2012, 11:28:40 AM »
We've discussed many instances of police harassing or arresting people for recording police encounters, and even confiscating video equipment or tapes. As these cases move through the courts, it seems that courts are inclined to side with the citizenry, but cops are still applying laws against non-consensual recordings, etc, leaving citizens open for harassment at best, arrest at worst.

So for the time being, if one is going to record police encounters, one best do it in ways that will protect ones self from negative attention by cops.

This is a pretty good look at the whole situation, and 7 suggestions on how to go about recording the police.

HT: InstaPundit

7 Rules for Recording Police
Courts are expanding rights but cops are cracking down. Find out how to keep your footage, and yourself, out of trouble
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Re: 7 Rules for recording police
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 11:54:10 AM »
#7 must be for leftists.   ::)

Should add some more...

#8 if you can film from long distance using a good zoom lens, awesome, load that video onto YouTube faster than cops can say "where are the doughnuts"!  Avoids a lot of hassles.

#9 flash mob filming - get enough people recording, good luck trying to bust 'em all before they can run off and post vid's!

And really, what cop worth a damn is going to freak out over a citizen taping an event if they are not interfering?  Come on, if these officers are that paranoid they either have something to hide or perhaps they should find a less demanding career somewhere else!
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Re: 7 Rules for recording police
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2012, 02:15:11 AM »
#10  As a last resort use the  "I was looking for Bigfoot " excuse .