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Several Marylanders face felony charges for recording their arrests on camera, and others have been intimidated to shut their cameras off. That's touched off a legal controversy
A man whose arrest was caught on video faces felony charges from Maryland State Police for recording it on camera.
"We are enforcing the law, and we don't make any apologies for that," said Greg Shipley, Maryland State Police
to prevent citizens from doing that is profoundly shocking, troubling,
Cops don't seem to like getting caught on camera.
Anthony John Graber III of Harford County is finding that out the hard way. His rapid and possibly reckless motorcycle trip up Interstate 95 has landed the systems engineer in more trouble than a speeding ticket.
The 24-year-old Graber is facing criminal charges after the Internet posting of a video he recorded on his helmet-mounted camera during a March 5 traffic stop.
Originally posted by dbates
This almost seems to be abridging the freedom of the press. I seriously doubt this law would be upheld if it's appealed to a higher federal level court.
Originally posted by Marrr
Plain Clothes had a lot a gall hopping out and drawing a gun as he did, although delayed, he did identify himself, but only after arming himself.
Leads me to believe they thought he was going to flee from them.
We don't know why this guy was pulled over, could be anything from a high speed chase to not using a turn signal.