posted on Nov, 30 2007 @ 12:12 PM
I whipped out my smart phone and began video taping during my last traffic stop... The cop told me that what I was doing was illegal. I laughed at
him and asked him if his taping me was legal and he stated "yes." I informed him that I was on public property in MY vehicle and that he would need
to place me under arrest if he wanted to to cease the taping. See, the law states that as long as you're in public and there is no reason to expect
privacy then taping or being taped is no crime.
Needless to say he was EXTREMELY polite and professional during the stop AND I received a speeding a ticket for doing 6 mph over the limit.
Double edged sword - perhaps if I had NOT taped him he may have let me off with a warning. However, I knew my rights as a citizen and demonstrated
that to him and he didn't bother continuing with the ruse that what I was doing was "Illegal".
Keep in mind that cops will lie, cheat and steal to make their jobs easier and make you less likely to defend yourself in court. Know your rights and
stand up for them ALL of the time.