Forum Director & Omnipotent Overlord
- Oct 9, 1999
Do you really not see the way this will be immediately abused by the type of policeman who is doing something that should damn well be recorded? C'mon man.
Develop an app that records video if beyond 8 feet but pauses if within 8 feet. It could be spun off autofocus. In court, "it's a fact, look your honor, I had to be at least 8 feet away..."Wear a hoop with a radius of 8ft 1in.
No way they're going to smash it. Conservative judges have a reliable history of ruling against individual freedom and privacy rights. If it does make it to SCOTUS it's going to be another 6-3.
This law was created because Darnella Frazier was within 8 feet of Derek Chauvin.
Since there are already non interference laws where the cop can demand you step back why do we need a law about recordings.I actually do not find this an issue. And the way it was explained to me….
What do you think would have happened if Minnesota had this law when George Floyd was murdered? Police would have arrested everyone recording. The trial wouldn't have that evidence and Cauvin would have walked.For it
For clarification have you read the law in its entirety.
What do you think would have happened if Minnesota had this law when George Floyd was murdered? Police would have arrested everyone recording. The trial wouldn't have that evidence and Cauvin would have walked.
You cool with that?
Since there are already non interference laws where the cop can demand you step back why do we need a law about recordings.
Why? So police can use the law to intimidate people not to record them. Prior posts have already given you examples.
So you are saying that because police were stopping people from recording their interactions Arizona said, "let just put into a law making it illegal within 8 feet.Why do we need a law about recording?
To help reinforce that recordings are legal. Too many cops ignore this and repetition (I am hoping) will force cops not to ignore this.
As as examples go. Where the bystanders under or over 8 feet.
Because I will assume you have read the law and will know if you are the one interacting with the cops the 8 foot space is an exception to the law along with other exceptions.
Their reasoning is bullshit because there are already laws against non interference. They are trying to stop people from recording but skirt around 1A by adding in 8 feet. In reality police will just order people not to film under threat of arrest. 8ft is tough to debate while police are choking someone to death. I predicted years ago Republicans will try to make recording police illegal. Over the last 10 years cell phone cameras have been black people's best friend. Without a recording Derrick Chauvin would have walked and he is the kind of cop who would have had everyone there arrested. Of course, Eric Garner has shown us recordings aren't a guarantee of civil rights, but Republicans just want to make it more dangerous for black people to exist.
Arizona to ban people from filming police within 8ft (msn.com)