DOJ: It Is Your Constitutional Right to Record Police
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DOJ: It Is Your Constitutional Right to Record Police

August 25, 2019

so the baltimore police have been gone after people who have
been videotaping and you’ve seen this all across the country seen examples is all across the country where cops see people videotaping them in the course of whatever it is they’re
doing while they’re on duty and they go after the videotape time to time again the charge lawyering
that side i would not dispersing whatever dates the department of justice on monday sent to a strongly worded letter to the
baltimore police now i know that sounds almost like a joke but that’s actually relevant it was specifically dealing with a may
two thousand ten case where the baltimore police correct
arrested again in christopher chartres uh… the cops were are resting sharps buddy abt and so sharp was recording them on the
cell phone they grabbed his cell phone to destroy
the videos that contained and lose start brought of a case basically charging uh… the cops with
unless all lawful or harassment attention the cops sought to dismiss the case
against them citing a policy that instructs off easily citizens were
recording them alone unless they’re actively
violating a law so in other words the game is this issued me the video away alright so
you’re not in the crosswalk jackie walking gimme that video camera
break so they have a policy of allowing people to video
tape them but they have a loophole that basically
says figure anyway you can the arkansas videotaping imp indian your
in clear well just partment says that’s not kosher violation of first amendment right to observe and record police officers
engaged in the public discharge of their duties in the policies should a farmer fully f
former police at force uh… set forth the contours in other
words you need to educate your cops you cannot take somebody’s video camera if they’re videotaping you can’t do it d_l_j_ also says seizing the recording equipment without a warrant causes of violation of the fourteenth
amendment where you need to have due process and that you also need to basically come
up a policies proactively educa cops you know a lot to do that
soviet videotaping a cop they tell you not to do it no matter where you are in the country cite the department of justice before they smack you around and take
your video camera and put you in jail rights

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  1. YEAH that way they are COMPLETELY controlled by private interests and only protect those who pay them. YAY LIBERTARIANS WE ARE SO FUCKING STUPID.

  2. Who spiked Holder's beer? Its like after that comment about indefinite detention they've decided to be actually on the side of American citizens for once.

  3. Both.
    Amendment 4: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…"
    Amendment 14: "…nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law…"

  4. Why don't we just privatize the entire government. Sounds like a great idea to me…. what could go wrong with that libertarian dream wold?

  5. What do you do when they say they need to confiscate the video for evidence, and that if you don't delete the video, then they have to take you in as a witness?

  6. "privatizing the prison system hasn't had any negative effects" – I guess you haven't heard how the investors in private prisons want us to get tougher on crime, so they can make more money. As if 2.3 million prisoners isn't enough yet – it's only the highest prison rate in the WORLD. Whatever happened to rehab?

  7. Sam… can you please rehearse? Because watching your videos is really boring. It would be better if you didn't have so many pauses. I would listen to you more man, you're stories are interesting but you really need more practice

  8. Thank you, Sam; thanks so much for the DOJ rendering of the law…and the protection of my rights! You are the man! Arthur Burghardt (NgaO)

  9. Companies that make cell phones and also video cameras need to include a feature to save the video to internal memory (not card) and make it so that it cannot be erased without a password. (protected)  Also it would be cool to be able to turn on the video recording feature and set it so it cannot be turned off without a password (or PIN).  To make this even better… when a corrupt police officer attempts to erase/delete a video it could appear as if the deletion was successful. If the corrupt police officer attempts to turn off the video then it could be made to appear as if the camera/cell phone is off… although continue to record (audio only or both audio and video). This would help if manufactures would do that. Video recording hold EVERYONE accountable for their actions. It is a good thing. When ever you see a police action the 1st thing you should do as a citizen is move far enough away to be out of any possible interefrence and begin recording.

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