"The Los Angeles police beating of Rodney King resonated, in part, because it was caught on video tape. The images played out on television news programs night after night. Now, twenty years later, almost everyone with a recent model cell phone also has a video camera in their pocket. And many police departments struggle to draw the line between citizen's and journalists' right to film arrests and their officers' rights to privacy. In several cases, bystanders recording an arrest were handcuffed themselves — charged with illegal electronic surveillance. Other departments hope to add wearable cameras to their officers, to capture every detail of every arrest. Neal Conan talks about the rules, and your rights, when it comes to taping police arrests."Police, PLEASE ARREST ME FOR RECORDING YOU, I NEED THE MONEY!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
NPR TOTN covers Videotaping Police
Charged with a felony, "unlawful surveillance", for recording your own arrest.