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Old 06-22-2011, 07:55 PM
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:37 AM
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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.
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:25 PM
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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.
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:44 PM
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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.
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:53 PM
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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.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:46 PM
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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?
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:57 PM
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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

Only the Guilty have something to hide from being recorded.
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