How much it'll cost you to
demonstrate or videotape the police (in Spain)
La posible nueva Ley de Seguridad Ciudadana está despertando un amplio debate social por las novedosas sanciones que el Gobierno de Mariano Rajoy ha
planteado. Se trata de una propuesta paralela a la reforma del Código Penal cuyo objetivo sería compensar la eliminación de muchas de las
infracciones penales tipificadas ahora como faltas. Si se aprueba la nueva ley, actos como manifestarse frente al Congreso o insultar a un policía
pasarían a considerarse infracciones administrativas
Sorry it's in Spanish but i could'nt find anywhere else covering this even though it's important.
It translate's to -
'The possible new 'citizens security law' (like it's for your own safety !!) is stirring up a social debate for the new fines that the government
of Maiano Rajoy have put forward. It's a new proposal that compliments the reforms in the penal code, who's objective will be to replace the loss of
many infractions (in Spanish FALTAS, see below) which, upto now, were covered by the penal code.
FALTA'S in Spain are infractions that come in three levels -
LEVE - which is something not too serious, this normally carrys a small fine.
GRAVE - Which as the name implies is something which can carry a heavy fine or maybe even jail time.
MUY GRAVE - This normally carry's a SERIOUS fine and /or even serious jail time.
If this law is approved, demonstrating in front of parliment (congress) or INSULT the police will come to be illegal and will fall into one of the
three catergories of 'faltas', depending on what you do...!!
TAPING the police while they work and putting it on TV or internet, and INSULTING or THREATENING the police will now be considered MUY GRAVE, with a
fine of between 30,000 and 600,000 EUROS for taping and making public the video, and for insults and threat's a fine of 1001 and 30,000 euros.
This comes as a backlash for the guy in the street with a mobile phone, because recently during disturbances during demonstrations the police have
been filmed handing out kicking's 'a-go-go', and it ALWAYS makes the news. recently the TV's full of videos of the police going wild and beating
people without reason.
However, the police say taping them actually PUTS THEM AT RISK ??
Even though they wear mask's and TAKE OFF THEIR NUMBERS.
So here in Spain, if your part of a demonstration and you take videos or photos, then you insult the police you could end up paying, theoreticlly,
nearly 700,000 euros, some 830,000 dollars..