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Originally posted by VitriolAndAngst
>> All the greatest crimes of the 21st century will be completely legal.
It is a case of action-reaction. Is it right? No. Is it fair to subject a person to criminal prosecution and potential jail time for videotaping? Well, let me ask you this. Is it fair to subject a person, who is performing a job that society demands is performed to the best of their ability, to such degradation, slander and general hatred for the service that they provide because of a knee jerk reaction spawned from an out of context irresponsibly taken video?
Originally posted by areyouserious2010
This shoddy and irresponsible camera work causes an unfair atmosphere for police officers to perform their job.
The problem here is that he was not recording “his” encounter. The law he broke, as absurd as this case is, is still a valid law.
Originally posted by hawkiye
Man Faces Life In Jail For Recording Police
(visit the link for the full news article)
41-year old Illinois mechanic Michael Allison faces life in jail for recording police officers after authorities hit him with eavesdropping charges based on the hoax that it is illegal to film cops, a misnomer that has been disproved by every other case against people filming police officers being thrown out of court.