Skip to main content

You can be arrested for videotaping the police

After a good, long run, we have decided to close our forums in an effort to refocus attention to other sections of the site. Fortunately for you all, we're living in a time where discussion of a favorite topic now has a lot of homes. So we encourage you all to bring your ravenous love for discussion to Chuck's official Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. And, as always, you can still post comments on all News updates. Thank you for your loyalty and passion over the years. These changes will happen June 1.

http://gizmodo.com/5553765/are-cameras-the-new-guns

Apparently in an attempt to prevent citizens from protecting themselves against police abuse, some states are intentionally misinterpreting wiretapping laws intended to protect citizens from police abuse as justification for convicting them with a felony. Ironic, sad, and troubling.

What I wonder is how the police can justify using their cruiser-cams as evidence when, according to their logic, they're committing a felony. Anyway, I thought this story my be of interest.