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Man jailed for four days for recording police

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bILLw...

A California man was jailed for four days for attempting to record police officers on a public street.

Daniel J. Saulmon was charged with resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer but the video shows he was standing well out the way of a traffic stop and was only arrested when he failed to produce identification to an approaching officer.

And there is no law in California that requires citizens to produce identification. And even if there was, it would require the officer to have a reasonable suspicion that he was committing a crime.

But prosecutors have already dropped the charge against Saulmon as well as a few other minor citations relating to his bicycle such as not have proper reflectors on the pedals.

And they most likely knew who he was considering he won a $25,000 settlement from the same police department after they unlawfully arrested him on eavesdropping/wiretapping charges in 2005.

Continue Reading (video):

http://www.photographyisnotacrime.com/2012/11/24/california-...

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Are they trying to make it

Are they trying to make it easy for people to win when they get sued?

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Why would the cops care?

It's not their money that gets taken when they're sued...

It is

If you sue them personally. If you sue the department, nothing happens to him personally, but take that individual officer to court and sue him directly, he has to pay out of pocket.

Four weeks ago I tried to film a cop

He told me to go away. I asked him how far away I had to go. I walked back 5 or 6 steps. He told me to go away. I backed up some more. He tackled me to the ground, broke my classes, got gravel in my hair, brought me to jail, charged me with obstructing an investigation, resisting arrest, possession of contraband, and two unspecified bicycle infractions.

This tuesday I will talk to the D.A. and explain to him that I am taking everything to a jury trial if he doesn't drop all 5 of the charges.

It was probably the pandas

Did you get the film back?

Does it agree with your account above? Sue the shit out of them no matter what the case says. Take it to Federal Court as a civil rights violation and unjust imprisonment. Go after the Cop personally as well. Good Luck. I hope you knick their asses.

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

Never got the chance to start recording

He approached me immediately before I got the chance to start up the camcorder feature on my phone.

Still, even without video evidence, his side of the story is questionable as he claims that I was arrested for an old warrant for driving after revocation, yet I still managed to get these charges for interfering with an investigation.

Thanks for the words of support.

It was probably the pandas