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Man recording cops arrested... for violating HIPAA regs

Posted January 9th, 2013 by MrMiran
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A Minnesota man was arrested while recording police as they called paramedics to assist a stranger covered in blood... because the officer said it was a violation of HIPAA regulations. Cops also stole his camera... but the audio was recorded remotely via cellpone! It isn't a violation. So they charged him with "disorderly conduct" and "obstruction of legal process," whatever that is. He vows to not take a plea and will take the case to trial! Never take a plea!!!

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75 years for videotaping the police.

Posted December 2nd, 2011 by alisium
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75 years in for videotaping the police. Shied laws increasingly popular in US. 12 states now have laws prohibiting citizens from recording police.

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High School Student Catches Excessive Force on Video

Mike, a 17 year old Junior at West High School in Manchester, NH, recently discovered CopBlock.org. Yesterday, while coming into the high school cafeteria, Mike noticed his friend was being questioned by the school police officer – Det. Murphy – and decides to film. He caught the use of excessive force.

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Michigan high court rules for Dr. Dre | Michigan Messenger

Posted March 23rd, 2011 by rancemuhamitz
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The Michigan Supreme Court ruled in favor of rapper Dr. Dre in a case involving a very important legal principle — whether the police have a right to privacy while performing their duties. The state high court said no.

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Porc411 Arrest Story Posted On Slashdot

"A man in Weare, New Hampshire was charged with felony wiretapping for recording the police during a traffic stop — based on a cell phone call he made as an officer approached his vehicle. From the article: Police considered it wiretapping because the call was being recorded by a voice mail service without the officer's consent."

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Top Cop: You’re Arrested For Videotaping Us

In the midst of swirling controversy about cops and cameras, Luis Luna was put under arrest for filming police in action—not by a rogue patrolman misunderstanding official department policy, but by none other than the assistant chief of police.

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Mere Recording Isn't Wiretapping, Federal Court Says

Posted August 19th, 2010 by celestrion
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The 2nd Circuit US Court of Appeals has ruled that recording an in-person conversation without the knowledge of all parties is only a violation of federal wiretapping law if the person making the recording intends to use the recording for illegal purposes. At least in the states that do not have explicit laws against recording cops, this should nullify the abuses of wiretapping laws against people recording in public.

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Resolution introduced that may stop bogus arrests for recording police

Posted July 17th, 2010 by parallax
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A U.S. Congressman has introduced a resolution that would protect citizens who videotape cops in public from getting arrested on state wiretapping charges.

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Debate Sparks Over Video Recording Of Arrests

Posted May 24th, 2010 by Deslock Darkstar
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"Several Marylanders face felony charges for recording their arrests on camera, and others have been intimidated to shut their cameras off" -- A common topic on FTL (which proves that liberty ideas are ahead of the curve), but here is an update....

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Illinois: Where Recording On-Duty Cops Is Treated Like Sexual Assault

Posted May 20th, 2010 by iconoclast2007
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Illinois charges you with a Class I felony for recording cops; it's punishable by 4 to 15 years in prison.

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