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Mon Apr 23, 2012, 01:19 AM

 

How do we get millions of Americans to start filming the police all at once?

If this were to happen, law enforcement would be utterly overwhelmed. They'd be forced to drop the stupid law against filming the police, and go after real crimes. You know, like murder, rape, arson...

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Reply How do we get millions of Americans to start filming the police all at once? (Original post)
Zalatix Apr 2012 OP
Skittles Apr 2012 #1
sabrina 1 Apr 2012 #2
CC Apr 2012 #3
2pooped2pop Apr 2012 #7
CC Apr 2012 #8
2pooped2pop Apr 2012 #9
saras Apr 2012 #4
Zalatix Apr 2012 #5
Meiko Apr 2012 #6

Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 02:10 AM

1. make them paranoid?

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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 02:13 AM

2. Occupiers should bring it up at their GAs and just tell everyone to bring cameras with

them, everyone should bring them, they cannot arrest everyone.

They should have a nationwide 'occupy the police with cameras' day.

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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 02:18 AM

3. Where exactly (in the USA) is it against the

law to photograph or film the police on public property?

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Response to CC (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 08:39 AM

7. Chicago for one n/t

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 09:05 PM

8. Are you sure?I don't see

how they could supersede the Constitution.

“The filming of government officials while on duty is protected by the First Amendment, said the Court,” reports Daily Tech.

“The filming of government officials engaged in their duties in a public place, including police officers performing their responsibilities, fits comfortably within these principles .,” said the Court. “Gathering information about government officials in a form that can readily be disseminated to others serves a cardinal First Amendment interest in protecting and promoting the free discussion of governmental affairs,” stated the ruling, adding that this has been the case all along, and that the right to film police officers is not just restricted to the press.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/appeals-court-rules-it-is-not-illegal-to-film-police.html


There were more links to different places with the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on it, I chose the link above because it was concise. Though will say in IL having someone with bail money sounds like a good idea if you are going to try. Actually quite a few places that having bail money available isn't a bad idea.

ACLU Photographers Rights

Can't leave out RagingInMiami's site, Photography is not a Crime.



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Response to CC (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 09:51 AM

9. pretty sure

got most y info here on DU so u might want to do a search. i did look it up too and i think sound recording may be the real problem. am writing from phone so wont double check now but it does seem that the police state is growing.

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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 03:03 AM

4. Everyone should just habitually point their cameras at any officer they see, whether filming or not.

 

...it should just be the norm - if there is a police action, it is being filmed by a large number of people. There isn't any legitimate police business outside their office that shouldn't be public.

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Response to saras (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 03:08 AM

5. Or inside their office.

 

We taxpayers do pay for them, after all.

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:46 AM

6. There are criminal investigations

 

going on that should not be public knowledge.

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