3 Reasons Why Filming Cops MUST Always Remain LegalSubmitted by dailypauler on Thu, 09/01/2011 - 02:01
The purpose of this write is to address the VERY serious issue of "police-video whistle blowers" being arrested and possibly imprisoned for outrageous amounts of time for doing what is right.
Everyone knows the number one real reason why police don't want to be filmed, and that is, BECAUSE they themselves can be held liable for incriminating evidences that a camera may capture. That's it. End of story. Period.
With that said here are my 3 main Reasons Why Filming Cops MUST Always Remain Legal.
1) Cops are human and because of that they are fallible. Lord knows how many times entire police departments or at least elements within have become corrupted and dangerous.
2) Filming the police helps keep the police in check and honest. They use film on others, so it's only fair that others be allowed to film likewise in others defense.
3) Filming has always been, and always should be legal in any public place. To disallow in filming in selected areas opens Pandoras box to restrictions every where.
The rediculas explaination given to make video taping police illegal is termed as "wire tapping". As we all know video taping is NOT wire tapping. As far as I'm concerned, that is a newly devised definition INVENTED in order to safegard evil.
This is a very serious topic and for that reason I hope others will help expand on this issue. It's about time the good guys nip this in the bud before Big Brother makes it illegal every where.
Man Faces Life Sentence for Recording Cops, 7 min.
Man faces "LIFE", for recording police! COMMON, that's NOT America, THAT's HELL!
PLEASE give some input. This is just a light summery and I know the case to keep video taping leagal can really be built up with your help.