Thursday, March 13, 2014

Finally some video push-back!

Yes friends, it IS legal for Americans to videotape the cops. In Maryland, anyway.

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore City lawsuit settlement sparks major police policy and training reforms that affect everyone with a cell phone camera.

The police department is putting it into writing so their officers fully understand. You can record them and they can’t do anything about it. First Amendment advocates call it a major victory.

Only took four years and a major lawsuit to convince the cops that the law really does say what it says. That being that anybody can video anything as long as they aren't underfoot in a police situation. If you're across the street, you're good.

No word on the legality of video recording the cops in Canada, that's an experiment for somebody with lots of time and money I'm pretty sure. As with most things cop related here, they can do whatever the hell they want at the time, somebody may make them apologize later but that will be about all.

The Phantom

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