Friday, June 24, 2011

Police Retaliation/Intimidation

Did you hear about the lady who was arrested on her own property for filming a police stop?

Well during a public meeting to discuss police accountability and the incident, the local authorities came out to rigorously enforce parking laws, ticketing many attendees.

Such petty little jackboots there.

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Art said...

Spread the meme ... OpenWatch Project.

kaveman said...

I don't see what the big deal is. I have a standard procedure of whipping out my pork sword and measuring curb distance every time I park my car.

Sure, I've gotten a few copmlaints but I just scream that I'm a law abiding citizen complying with the law.

Truth be told, I should be the one complaining about the constant need to wash road grime off my junk.

Anonymous said...

Time to initiate the broken windows game again maybe?

Chas said...

Where's the leadership in Washington on this issue?
Why isn't there a national right-to-film-in-public law that sets things clear and straight for everybody, police and citizens alike?
Oh, I forgot. The commies running the country want to fuck up America, not fix it.
I don't like that. I really don't like that.

alcade said...

It's like they're saying "You know all those community outreach programs to try to build respect and rapport? Well.... just kidding!"

C. Woodard said...

I'm beginning to smell a lawsuit

Braden Lynch said...

I believe that it is universal that taking pictures or filming in public (not on some one's private property), where there is no expectation of privacy, is lawful, so long as it is not used for commercial purposes without getting permission first.

I would love to see what the police would have done if she was inside her house aiming the camera out the window. Would they have forced entry? What a police state!

I think cameras and filming police is the best way to prevent abuses. Police departments had better accept this. As the saying goes, if you are not breaking the law you have nothing to fear.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Charges against Emily Good dismissed. Step 1 completed.

Step 2, crippling lawsuits, hopefully soon to follow.

It's way past time for public servants to learn their damned place.