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From today, it is illegal to photograph the police, despite the fact that they use increasingly aggressive techniques to record us
On the day that it becomes illegal to take pictures of police engaged in counter-terrorist operations – in practice a ban on taking pictures of the police – it is worth noting events in Brighton recently where police set up outside a cafe and photographed people attending a meeting about the environment. According to the Brighton Argus, members of the Cowley Club, which was hosting a meeting of Earth First, "were confronted with four uniformed officers outside the Somerfield store, opposite the venue, snapping visitors using a paparazzi-style lens". One of the club members, David Biset, said the police were behaving in a deliberately "intimidating manner". He said:
But with laws like this, cops could be beating people down on the street and arresting people trying to document it, so the truth doesn't get out
And not only that, it cant be used as evidence against the murdering cop because, it was obtained illegally.
Originally posted by Anti - Government
Also what is goig to happen to such popular police programs like road wars or street wars.
I assume they will be stopped
Originally posted by 23432
It is an act not law , please differentiate between the two .
Originally posted by royspeed
So, hypothetical situation;
I am out in London with my girlfriend, and we get to Westminster Bridge. She wants me to take a picture of her with the Palace of Westminster in the background, as many tourists do thousands of times a year.
However, if there is a police officer anywhere in the background, even if he is on the Members' terrace of the House of Commons, am I liable to arrest and interrogation by the Anti-Terrorist Squad?
Originally posted by Mike_A
They're the same thing.
An Act of Parliament is a statute, applying to the entire UK and/or the specified territories/regions.