CT Law says cops personally liable for camera arrests?

Started Apr 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
vicoy
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Re: Nothing to fear indeed
In reply to Dan Marchant, May 5, 2012

Well, if Wubslin says he's originally from the UK, here's what he has to read:

'Members of the public and the media do not need a permit to film or photograph in public places and police have no power to stop them filming or photographing incidents or police personnel' and that 'The power to stop and search someone under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 no longer exists.'

http://www.met.police.uk/about/photography.htm

Citizens have the right to stick their noses where it concerns them. It's their tax dollars at work and would they want cops whose salaries they pay abuse their powers? After all, the police are part of what we call "Public Servants".

There is still responsibility in the exercise of freedoms such as not invading the privacy of others, or do some cut and pasting of photos or videos to twist stories to make someone look bad, but taking videos or photos of the police in public places is not an abuse of the freedom of speech.

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