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  •  Keep those cameras rolling (8+ / 0-)

    you are under no obligation to stop filming nor to hand over your camera without a warrant.

    Until law enforcement agencies make it clear they are willing to prosecute their own, they should not be surprised when they're treated as an occupying force.

    I see a very beautiful planet that seems very inviting and peaceful. Unfortunately, it is not.…We're better than this. We must do better. Cmdr Scott Kelley

    by wretchedhive on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 06:18:40 PM PDT

    •  Unfortunately, in the field, cops are the law and (5+ / 0-)

      can pistol whip you up side the head or beat you senseless with their batons in the event of your non-compliance with their "lawful" orders that if they were not "lawful" at the time will be "lawful" after the investigation.  This was true at the police riot in Chicago in 1968, it was true with the National Guard at Kent State in 1970, and will continue to be true today.  Take that video if you dare, but be warned that you could pay with your physical safety or you life if you continue to film after being told to stop by the cops.  Cops have the ability to take your life legally and after you are dead, you will have little to say about it.

      And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

      by MrJersey on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 07:30:22 PM PDT

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      •  If You're Filming - Be Prepared (1+ / 0-)
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        laserhaas

        It might win you a sound beat-down too.  People aren't stupid enough to know by now the damage a video can inflict in both the legal court and the court of public opinion.  I'm even surprised pictures were allowed to be taken of the poor guy in his hospital bed, although if he were my son, I'd be the one taking and distributing them.

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