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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
reply to post by dainoyfb
Uh huh....to varying degrees, but not by a person tailing ya all day. And now that you bring it up, do you love it?
edit on 1/22/2011 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by jdub297
Originally posted by Klassified
Gee, what a surprise. NOT.
What's good for the goose, is good for the gander. If we can be taped without our consent, so can they. Unfortunately, they will win out on this in the end. But it doesn't make it right. A case on this needs to go all the way to the scotus, although I'm not sure that one case would or could make the difference. But multiple cases might.
It depends on local/state laws, but they may be subject to question if they are too restrictive.
We just had an Indy-area cop caught by a fed-up driver as he sped through streets, ran stop signs, etc.:
A Greenwood police officer has been reprimanded over cell phone video that appeared to show him speeding and disregarding traffic signals.
Officer reprimanded over traffic violations on video
Of course, now he and his buddies will BOLO for the whistleblower.
Offense Description: RESISTING ARREST W/O VIOLENCE (OBSTRUCTION)
Originally posted by dainoyfb
What specific charge was the arrest based on? I haven't seen anything mentioned about that?
Originally posted by diodotus
whatever your opinion on the ethical grounds of filming enforcement it's undeniable that they could easily write it off as intent to perform gang activities or as actual gang activities aimed at police officers.
Originally posted by GovtFlu
He was charged with:
RESISTING ARREST W/O VIOLENCE (OBSTRUCTION) Statute: 843.02/M
From search of William Kilgore at Pinellas County Jail "Who's In Jail":
Billy might have been arrested while recording the police, but he was arrested for, and charged with, "obstructing" police.
The cop probably knew recording police in public was ok, but got around that by claiming the "tape" was EVIDENCE... per the article: ".. an officer walked up and said the tape was evidence.." .
Asking William to surrender evidence of a crime is a "lawful order",... like it or not,... refusing a police officers lawful order is "obstructing" and or "delaying"... a misdemeanor committed in the officers presence, ergo an arrestable offense.
Laws are very aggressive when it comes to preserving "evidence", for example in Cal if a police officer outside your door reasonably believes "evidence" inside is being destroyed.. warrant-less / forcible entry is justified, considered "exigent circumstances".
Meanwhile, Kilgore wants to know why the Tarpon Springs police are so scared of his filming. He says it raises a lot of other questions.