This video might be old but I haven't seen it round here, at least not so far as I can tell.
I though it was quite interesting as it shows how ill-informed our police are and how they try to use the assumed ignorance of what the everyday
citizen actually knows to push their ill-informed laws onto us. They had no reason to try and bully this man into putting his camera down and he damn
well knew it.
I really like how the filmer keeps a level head, stays calm and avoids resorting to any derogatory or harsh words -- he keeps it professional but
stands his ground and affirms his rights.
I was sure it wasn't illegal to film the (UK) police at the moment, though I know there are motions to make this the case.
In central London it certainly does. There are organisations which try to monitor those who watch us (by trying watching those who watch us)
[spyblog.org.uk...], but at the end of the day, it's still going to be far out of reach of the common person to 'argue' against what is
What is kind of worrying is that as a good deal of the CCTV moves to automated/computer controlled, how much more likely of hacks and attacks and
being used by nefarious people for other means? S'pose you could argue the entire govt could come under that example
This is really old. I've seen this more than a year ago, well before the new law banning photographing the police. If this video were recent the guy
would be tazed, beaten and jailed. The video evidence would then be conviniently 'misplaced'.
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