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KENTUCKYREDBONE
06-22-2011, 07:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNcDGqzAB30&feature=related

VCURamFan
06-23-2011, 11:37 AM
Kind o an interesting case: recording without permission is a felony, which he did, so I understand why he's being brought up on charges. However, he also does make a good point that the camera was clearly visible on his helmet, meaning he might have a shot at implied consent. The issue is that it may not have been necessarily obvious whether the camera was on or off.

flo
06-23-2011, 06:25 PM
Waaaaa, cry me a river. I smell a publicity ho.

He doesn't like the laws in Maryland? Then vote to change them. In the meantime, the police have enough on their hands - they're outgunned and outmanned by the baddies and never know just *who* they are pulling over.

Is there police abuse? Yes. This isn't one of those occasions, IMO. His little stunt didn't work quite as well as he thought it would.

logrus
06-23-2011, 06:44 PM
Looks to me like the guy did nothing wrong, Id back up my motorcycle if a guy all of a sudden jumped out as well. Especially if there was a gun drawn. The civilian had just as much to worry about as the officer did in this instance.

County Mike
06-23-2011, 06:53 PM
It's not like he started recording AFTER the cop came at him. I don't think the cop did anything terribly wrong either, but to arrest this guy for the recording is stupid.

KENTUCKYREDBONE
06-23-2011, 09:46 PM
Folk's the sky is falling in! I actually agree with Logrus on this one! For one thing I think it should be legal to record the police in the performance of thier duty and another that plain clothes cop should have had a badge showing before he pulled the gun! I heard a phrase once that I like. Who watches the watchman?

flo
06-23-2011, 11:40 PM
I think it should be legal as well, Kentucky. That's why I said change the law because in MD it is NOT legal!

I'm sure every state has many idiotic laws that need to be dumped. Just 2 city laws here, you can't kill a mole with a trap and you can't flip someone off.

Berkeley Junior. Meh.

NateR
06-24-2011, 05:25 AM
"Illegally recording police"? There should be no such thing if the police officers are on duty.

The plain clothes officer was concerned for his safety? No way. The idiot was obviously just on a power trip as evidenced by the drawn pistol.

logrus
06-24-2011, 05:37 AM
One night I was walking to my car from my buddies house when an unmarked cop car pulled up and 2 officers in street clothes bum rushed me. At the time I didn't know who they were or why they came after me. All I knew was I needed to stand my ground cause I actually feared for my life. It wasn't until after I side stepped and threw the one cop and punched the other one before they tackled me and proceeded to tell me they were cops. They handcuffed me and thats when they showed their badges which was under their shirts.

They told me they wanted to search my car, so I told them to F off, threatened me with jail and I told them to call the squad car. So they took me down to the station, put me in a holding cell, questioned me for awhile and finally let me go in the A.M.

Sadly I know what this guy was probably thinking the moment this guy got out and drew his gun.

rearnakedchoke
06-24-2011, 03:10 PM
One night I was walking to my car from my buddies house when an unmarked cop car pulled up and 2 officers in street clothes bum rushed me. At the time I didn't know who they were or why they came after me. All I knew was I needed to stand my ground cause I actually feared for my life. It wasn't until after I side stepped and threw the one cop and punched the other one before they tackled me and proceeded to tell me they were cops. They handcuffed me and thats when they showed their badges which was under their shirts.

They told me they wanted to search my car, so I told them to F off, threatened me with jail and I told them to call the squad car. So they took me down to the station, put me in a holding cell, questioned me for awhile and finally let me go in the A.M.

Sadly I know what this guy was probably thinking the moment this guy got out and drew his gun.

surprised they took you in .. usually they use the "go to jail" threat when they want to scare you into giving them permission to search your car .. i'd a told them to eff off too .. LOL

KENTUCKYREDBONE
06-24-2011, 04:01 PM
To me that Plian clothes officer had no bussiness being involved in a traffic stop and he wiated to long to indenify himself as Police! They probably are mad becuase that video made them look bad!

logrus
06-25-2011, 12:39 AM
surprised they took you in .. usually they use the "go to jail" threat when they want to scare you into giving them permission to search your car .. i'd a told them to eff off too .. LOL

Yeah in the interrogation room they wanted to scare me with fake charges of resisting arrest and assualt to a police officer. Must have been a slow night too, not many there except a couple drunks who knew me from the bar we were at lol.

REMY
06-25-2011, 11:52 PM
So Police Officers should be video taped huh? Soooo how would you like it if you were video taped at your job? cause anyone here who says they do nothing but work while at their job, and never make a mistake, or screw up is full of B.S. Now, imagine you were in a job dealing with the public, and 10% of them just want you to screw up to video tape you and make you look stupid, and possible go after a law suit.....no so good huh?

Put yourselves in their shoes.

I am unable to watch the video, but some of you guys are plain crazy with your responses.

Flo - you said "In the meantime, the police have enough on their hands - they're outgunned and outmanned by the baddies and never know just *who* they are pulling over. "

Exactly, there are more guns and criminals on the streets then there are cops. Do they make mistakes? yep - they're human! Their job is to keep everyone as safe as they can...think you can do a better job? apply to your local Academy and good luck.

Buzzard
06-26-2011, 12:37 AM
So Police Officers should be video taped huh? Soooo how would you like it if you were video taped at your job? cause anyone here who says they do nothing but work while at their job, and never make a mistake, or screw up is full of B.S. Now, imagine you were in a job dealing with the public, and 10% of them just want you to screw up to video tape you and make you look stupid, and possible go after a law suit.....no so good huh?

Put yourselves in their shoes.

I am unable to watch the video, but some of you guys are plain crazy with your responses.

Flo - you said "In the meantime, the police have enough on their hands - they're outgunned and outmanned by the baddies and never know just *who* they are pulling over. "

Exactly, there are more guns and criminals on the streets then there are cops. Do they make mistakes? yep - they're human! Their job is to keep everyone as safe as they can...think you can do a better job? apply to your local Academy and good luck.

At my job we are videotaped every day. I deal with it, so can the cops.

KENTUCKYREDBONE
06-26-2011, 01:42 AM
So Police Officers should be video taped huh? Soooo how would you like it if you were video taped at your job? cause anyone here who says they do nothing but work while at their job, and never make a mistake, or screw up is full of B.S. Now, imagine you were in a job dealing with the public, and 10% of them just want you to screw up to video tape you and make you look stupid, and possible go after a law suit.....no so good huh?

Put yourselves in their shoes.

I am unable to watch the video, but some of you guys are plain crazy with your responses.

Flo - you said "In the meantime, the police have enough on their hands - they're outgunned and outmanned by the baddies and never know just *who* they are pulling over. "

Exactly, there are more guns and criminals on the streets then there are cops. Do they make mistakes? yep - they're human! Their job is to keep everyone as safe as they can...think you can do a better job? apply to your local Academy and good luck.

Your video taped every time you walk into a Walmart store! The cashiers at Walmart are video taped doing thier job. So a cop should be video taped while dealing with the public. It cuts back on potential for abuse of power. Believe it or not some cop's do abuse thier power. As for the video you cannot watch. A guy on a motorcycle was stopped at a light when a guy in plain clothes jumped out of his car with a drawn gun! He did NOT identify himself as Police right off. He did not show a badge,he was not driving a marked car. The motorcycle guy got a speeding ticket! Now I will admit that the motorcycle guy deserved a speeding ticket,in fact he himself admitted that. What got him arrested was the fact that his helmet had a video camera on it whitch was already recording so he also recorded the stop. He then posted it on YouTube so the law arrested him and confiscated his computer! He is facing up to five years in jail for recording a police officer! While I think most cops are honest not all of them are. So to me it's legitimate to watch the watchman! As for me being recorded at work. I used to work at walmart so I was probably on camera alot. Most everybody that does is. So if a cashier can be on camera to make sure they ain't stealing a cop can be on camera to make sure they ain't abusing thier power.

Tyburn
07-03-2011, 09:57 PM
recording without permission is a felony, which he did, so I understand why he's being brought up on charges. .

Recording anyone...or recording the police :huh:

Only the Guilty have something to hide from being recorded.

Tyburn
07-03-2011, 10:01 PM
So Police Officers should be video taped huh? Soooo how would you like it if you were video taped at your job? cause anyone here who says they do nothing but work while at their job, and never make a mistake, or screw up is full of B.S. Now, imagine you were in a job dealing with the public, and 10% of them just want you to screw up to video tape you and make you look stupid, and possible go after a law suit.....no so good huh?

.

I AM recorded at work...and YOU will be recorded outside of work. Have you never heard of Closed Circuit Television. :rolleyes:

BUT...I also know WHERE the Cameras are...and where they are not :ninja:

:laugh:

oh...and I'm in a job, not only dealing with the public...but dealing with public that know if they can record you making a mistake they get compensation of the financial type. Thats more motivation then just wanting to make someone look stupid.

If you have nothing to hide, you should always applaud transparancy.