This is a discussion on Sword cuts both ways - Police can record you, and YOU CAN RECORD THEM TOO! within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by SIGguy229 ...except the whole Rodney King episode...10-15 secs out of a 20 min pursuit & engagement... I said MOST ...not all...
So yes, it basically invalidates any state law prohibiting videoing LEOs in performance of their duties.
Retired USAF E-8. Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
Definitive working of the Bill of Rights and government of the people, and cops on this forum have no problem with it.
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-Blackstone’s Commentaries 145–146, n. 42 (1803) in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008)Americans understood the right of self-preservation as permitting a citizen to repel force by force
when the intervention of society... may be too late to prevent an injury.
Good subject, back in the late 80's while active duty, during our Navy Security Police Academy, we were taught this same thing, to always assume someone is watching and maybe taping also, it worked for me, and my fellow officers. We did get the typical complaints from some witnesses to our routine situations, such as our handling of a punchy drunk, and our senior leaders would look into it. 99% of the time, we never heard any feedback. Thankfully Youtube and cell phones with record functions didn't exist in those days. We did it as right as right is !
I know it goes both ways, keeps us on our toes to do the best with what we are dealing with and also to protect us in the long run.
Just wait until the world changes over to camera's on our firearms, like some of the military is using today. I have mixed feelings about that, talk about micro management.