posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 10:00 AM
reply to post by Blackmarketeer
Recording outside activity with your vehicle dash cam vs. recording activity inside
or audible only inside the vehicle at the side window, are
two legally distinct things in some states.
Recording police or not, identity doesn't change the law on recording another person without their knowledge. If I walk into a business meeting in
Missouri with my phone set to record, but hidden in a shirt pocket? I'm fine...and trust me, a few folks have a surprise coming to hear their own
words back in a case I'm in the process of filing against the School District, where I've done just that.....carefully pursuant to the state law on
A Reporter's Guide to State Recording Laws
Most states allow it by both phone/electronic and in person, as long as ONE side is aware of it. Some states require BOTH parties be aware and that
may or may not apply equally to in-person, face to face contact as it does to a telephone conversation from across town.
That's why I note, it's always important to know the local laws. What I believe the Police issue has primarily been about are people openly and
visibly filming the public activity of police, where police tried to say they weren't simply covered under existing recording law but actually
special to have more rights than any average person...who can be recorded in public venues in open ways and without issue.