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cohibastore.com



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Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:41 pm    Post subject: 7 Rules for Recording Police  

http://reason.com/archives/2012/04/05/7-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.

Last week the City of Boston agreed to pay Simon Glik $170,000 in damages and legal fees to settle a civil rights lawsuit stemming from his 2007 felony arrest for videotaping police roughing up a suspect. Prior to the settlement, the First Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that Glik had a “constitutionally protected right to videotape police carrying out their duties in public.” The Boston Police Department now explicitly instructs its officers not to arrest citizens openly recording them in public.

Slowly but surely the courts are recognizing that recording on-duty police is a protected First Amendment activity. But in the meantime, police around the country continue to intimidate and arrest citizens for doing just that. So if you’re an aspiring cop watcher you must be uniquely prepared to deal with hostile cop
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ebayrunaway



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Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:29 am    Post subject:  

That's very interesting! It sounds a lot more profitable than on-line selling! LOL!!!

I think I'll just take a video cam down to Sanford, FL and follow cops around recording them "carrying out their duties in public" - while wearing a "Justice for Trayvon" t-shirt - until one of them arrests me. Shouldn't take too long!
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cohibastore.com



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Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:38 pm    Post subject:  

ebayrunaway wrote (View Post): › docWrite("quote")That's very interesting! It sounds a lot more profitable than on-line selling! LOL!!!

I think I'll just take a video cam down to Sanford, FL and follow cops around recording them "carrying out their duties in public" - while wearing a "Justice for Trayvon" t-shirt - until one of them arrests me. Shouldn't take too long!

I have been tempted to make a copys of the court rulings/laws for my local PDs anonymously. Just to make sure they are "aware" of the laws. Save them the time hassling a civilian and perhaps save some poor SOB a beating.

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luckyalive



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Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:06 am    Post subject:  

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harmonelijah



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Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 8:52 am    Post subject: Re: 7 Rules for Recording Police  

Its gud to read this . That's very interesting! It sounds a lot more profitable than on-line selling
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