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Originally posted by cropmuncher
Thats shocking news! As it stands now you have no powers to stop a cop taking your camera from you wether its legeal or not, i mean what can you do? They will do you for assault if you try to stop them and your beloved & potentially expensive camera/vid camera is gone for good, your word against his.
Its the way things have gone and i have seen videos/read accounts of this happening.
Its blatently so you cannot record them doing anything wrong!
Originally posted by DimensionIntrusion
This New Law is unenforceable absurd and easily beaten in the same manner as the 1990 Poll Tax.
When 100,000 people are watching Soldiers escorting the Queen up the Mall in London Tens of thousands will be taking photographs. The entire route of the parade is lined by Police.They will be photographed.
If we are allowed to photograph Soldiers , The Queen & The Royal Family how can we not photograph the police escorting them?
When the Police five a press conference the Police will be photographed.
When 100,000 are attending a Music Festival like Glastonbury Tens of Thousands of people will be taking photographs and the police will be Photographed.
When 100,000 people are attending a football match Tens of Thousands of people will be taking photographs and the police will be Photographed.
The Olympic Games 2012 are in London lets say a million people watch the Games maybe 500,000 people will be taking photographs the Police are always in attendence they will be photographed.
The same is true for The Wimbledon Tennis Tornemant , Film Premiers , Weekends at the Beach etc etc. We are talking about millions of people.
The only reason this Law is being introduced is because the NWO are plannning to use the Police to inflict violence upon the people a and the NWO doesnt want any Rodney King type videos turning up on the net.
It is simple to stop this Law. Get Ten thousand people to march through London with cameras and get them to stop outside Parliament & Scotland Yard and get the m all to tske photgraphs at the same time.
Originally posted by jam321
I can't find anything about Canada wanting to pass this law. Maybe I am goggling in the wrong words. Is any Canadian or UK member aware of this? I know cops sometimes get out of hand and take away cameras and films, especially if they just finish kicking the hell out of some guy, but to pass a law like this would only invite brutality.
Originally posted by karl 12
As the proponents of the millions of close circuit cameras around Britain keep bleating:
"Why are you scared of your image being taken if you've got nothing to hide?"
Originally posted by Enigma Publius
I don't knowthe best solution. I do know that the woman I talked about could use a little more protection, but I also know that this law is just too much. I look forward to more feedback from members on this.
Entry, inspection without a warrant etc20 (1) Where an enforcement officer has reasonable cause to believe that any premises are being used by a relevant person in connection with the person’s business activities, the officer may on producing evidence of authority at any reasonable time—
(a) enter the premises;
(b) inspect the premises;
(c) observe the carrying on of business activities by the relevant person;
(d) inspect any document found on the premises;
(e) require any person on the premises to provide an explanation of any document or to state where it may be found.
(2) An enforcement officer may take copies of, or make extracts from, any document found under sub-paragraph (1).
(3) An officer may exercise powers under this paragraph only if the information or document sought to be obtained as a result is reasonably required in connection with the exercise by the enforcement authority for whom the officer acts of its functions under this Schedule.
(4) In this paragraph “premises” means any premises other than premises used only as a dwelling.