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This happened once before in Pa.

"Obviously, ignorance of the law is no defense," District Attorney David Freed told the newspaper. "But often these cases come down to questions of intent."

Reports show Kelly was riding in a pickup that was stopped for alleged traffic violations. Kelly's camera was in his lap, running, and he aimed it at the officer. Police said they ordered him to turn it off and confiscated it, filing the felony after checking with a prosecutor.

"He said, 'Young man, turn off your ... camera,'" Kelly said. "I turned it off and handed it to him. ... Six or seven more cops pulled up, and they arrested me."
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/artic ... E_ID=56173
 

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That is complete & utter :bsflag:

One of those posters had it right - the only reason you shouldn't be able to tape a leo is because he is doing something wrong and doesn't want to be caught at it. How can it be illegal to tape something happening in public? In somoene's home or office etc I understand but if it's out on the street then it should be fair game. Keep your secrets secret. Hope the guy gets off but it doesn't sound like he will. Maybe a reduced sentence...
 

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I've been thinking about having a camera and mic installed in my vehicle in case I get stopped by the police. If it helps prove my innocence then it'll be worth the cost. The only problem is hiding it in a place that it'll still be able to record the events. But in all honesty the video tape is not the most important thing. I was a security forces augmentee and in the training they said that most of the time the audio is the important part. Simply because the police have to follow procedures, if you're stopped for a traffic ticket and they start yelling at you that sets them up as a bad cop not following the rules. Video just needs to be able to give the jury an idea of the setting, maybe mount it in the trunk facing out my car. My camera would get their face, their front license plate (if they have one), and everything.
 

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Good think the state of Georgia has no such restrictions.
 

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http://blog.pennlive.com/patriotnews/20 ... _poli.html

Felony wiretap charge dropped.

Even in voiding the charge, Freed praised Carlisle police for their "hard work and cooperation" in the investigation of the Kelly case. He said the officer who charged Kelly acted in a "professional manner."

The law itself might need to be revised, Freed said.

"It is not the most clear statute that we have on the books," he said. "It could need a look, based on how technology has advanced since it was written."
 

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luke0927 said:
Rammstein said:
Good think the state of Georgia has no such restrictions.
In GA its legal as long as one party is aware of the recording....correct?
Taping a phone conversation, yes.
Videotaping something I believe has a completely different set of standards, if legal at all.
 

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Foul said:
luke0927 said:
Rammstein said:
Good think the state of Georgia has no such restrictions.
In GA its legal as long as one party is aware of the recording....correct?
Taping a phone conversation, yes.
Videotaping something I believe has a completely different set of standards, if legal at all.
In a public area?

There is no expectation of privacy in a public area.
 
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