24 May 2010

I Agree With The ACLU

 
At least on this subject: Recording arrests

A man whose arrest was caught on video faces felony charges from Maryland State Police for recording it on camera.
Expect this law to be rewritten or overturned. I don't think it has a leg to stand on - either from a constitutional persepctive or public opinion.

3 comments:

msimons said...

If the LEO's are acting properly then this should not be an issue at all. Only Dirty or Those who claim special status as LEO's would support such a law.

13thBama said...

If it is illegal to record anyone without their consent, then I guess you can't take a camcorder to a public park in Maryland and record everyone having fun? Another example of a law that was not well thought out.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

The cops are simply using this law due to the self-consciousness discomfort being recorded causes. I understand that feeling. Tough. Deal with it. Most police cruisers now have cameras mounted in such a way as to record DUI arrests, so, if it's good enough for them . . .