SUV Runs Over Biker, helmet cam to the rescue?

Started Oct 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: But what about the issue of camera use?
In reply to MichaelKJ, Oct 5, 2013

MichaelKJ wrote:

stevo23 wrote:

I think it's interesting that cops readily arrest people for filming their overzealous arrests and abuses, but are more than happy to use the helmet cam footage of a biker when they need to sort out an incident.

This was a case where the bikers posted the footage online. Apparently, some of these groups get off on filming the disruption their mass bike events cause. With a few exceptions, I'm against restrictions on the use of cameras in public. However, in this case it would appear that you are defending the right to enhance one's enjoyment of their disruptive and possibly illegal behavior by filming it and posting it online.

Not at all. I'm decrying the tendency for cops to arrest people for filming, especially when someone may be doing the public a service by filming police abuse which has happened on occasion.

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