Videotaping the police

Videotape Your Next Traffic Stop: A Good Idea?

You Have Rights, But The Cop Is Writing The Ticket With the proliferation of video cameras in phones and MP3 players, capturing an event on video has never been easier. The tools are now pocket sized, creating a new wrinkle in how we’re interacting with everything around us, including the police. While cops started arming themselves with vehicle-mounted cameras over a decade ago, only recently have we seen citizen-police interaction from this new perspective. Is it legal? The official answer is yes, but that doesn’t mean it will win you any points with a police officer. Is it smart? Well, we’ll get to that. No Expectation …Read more […..]

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