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Those laws exist in several states and need to be shot down by the courts as quick as possible. Our agency couldn't even believe that another law enforcement agency would even try to pursue such a law.
 

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The dude still faces charges for reckless driving, now that the video is public isn't it incriminating to him? He clearly shows himself doing 129mph and a wheelie...
 

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mccurdy21 said:
The dude still faces charges for reckless driving, now that the video is public isn't it incriminating to him? He clearly shows himself doing 129mph and a wheelie...
Yep and I hope they throw the book at him for that.
 

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The driver isn't fighting the ticket. I he even says he deserves it. But the gun is a bit much. I've had the same kind of thing happen to me, when I wasn't even doing anything.

I was camping with a couple of buddies when two cops ordered us out of our tent (we were asleep) and held us on the ground at gunpoint while they searched our car. We were all completely sober. Apparently they were "responding" to "reports of loud partying." We were 30 miles from the nearest house, and asleep in a tent. We'd been asleep for 4 hours or more.

The "officers" refused to identify themselves, or give badge numbers when I asked for identification. They just showed me a badge, and left.
 

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My Own Private Idaho said:
The driver isn't fighting the ticket. I he even says he deserves it. But the gun is a bit much. I've had the same kind of thing happen to me, when I wasn't even doing anything.

I was camping with a couple of buddies when two cops ordered us out of our tent (we were asleep) and held us on the ground at gunpoint while they searched our car. We were all completely sober. Apparently they were "responding" to "reports of loud partying." We were 30 miles from the nearest house, and asleep in a tent. We'd been asleep for 4 hours or more.

The "officers" refused to identify themselves, or give badge numbers when I asked for identification. They just showed me a badge, and left.
that's about 10 things they did that were illegal. you should have gotten a license plate number.
 

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My Own Private Idaho said:
The driver isn't fighting the ticket. I he even says he deserves it. But the gun is a bit much. I've had the same kind of thing happen to me, when I wasn't even doing anything.

I was camping with a couple of buddies when two cops ordered us out of our tent (we were asleep) and held us on the ground at gunpoint while they searched our car. We were all completely sober. Apparently they were "responding" to "reports of loud partying." We were 30 miles from the nearest house, and asleep in a tent. We'd been asleep for 4 hours or more.

The "officers" refused to identify themselves, or give badge numbers when I asked for identification. They just showed me a badge, and left.
Yup. Seems like there's always a stupid cop to ruin the reps of the good cops out there.

Should be harder to get a badge than it is, I reckon.
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sweet. if i had tape rolling on my traffic stop in Jan 09, i'd be rich right now. the officer informed me of his intent to lie under oath.
 

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Argentius said:
Good news, for sure. Although I can't say I condone the rider's actions, that is certainly not the point.
Agreed. Cops have the car camera rolling when they make a stop (and may soon have body-mounted cameras too, I understand)... yet citizens can't tape officers?

Don't like the attempted double-standard, and the ACLU is quite correct when they say that the ruling upholds the fundamental right to hold police accountable "to the public and constitutional principles they serve."
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SystemShock said:
Agreed. Cops have the car camera rolling when they make a stop (and may soon have body-mounted cameras too, I understand)... yet citizens can't tape officers?
The tapes from the cop's cameras can be easily 'misplaced' if necessary; not so with citizen's cameras.
 

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I am happy to read this, people should have the right to tape cop's actions. While most cops are good guys there is a lot of power given to them and it can easily go to someone's head. Cops are here to "serve and protect" so they work for citizens, and are payed by us too. It is not the job or right of a cop to rule over people and they are to follow the same laws as everyone else (though you wouldn't know it from how many drive).
 
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