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California Parking Enforcement Officer Snatches Camera From Man Recording Him Issuing Tickets
http://www.photographyisnotacrime.com/ ^ | 03/30/2013 | By Carlos Miller

Posted on 03/30/2013 6:56:26 AM PDT by redreno

A California parking enforcement officer issuing tickets walked up to a man video recording him Wednesday and snatched his camera, telling him to “get that camera out of my face.”

Nevada City parking enforcement officer Jack Ward then walked away with the phone as Tony Loro tried to take his phone back.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: badcopnodonut; california; govtabuse; govtheft; nevadacity; sourcetitlenoturl; theft; tyranny

1 posted on 03/30/2013 6:56:26 AM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno

Public “servant” doing his job in public expects privacy?

I don’t think this is going to end well for him. Grand theft of a Cell Phone if the value is over $500 isn’t it?


2 posted on 03/30/2013 7:09:01 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: The Working Man
Grand theft of a Cell Phone if the value is over $500 isn’t it?

Correct. However, a uniformed police officer is involved. Nothing will come of this.

If it were a couple of mere serfs then we'd have a court proceeding. The ruling class is not subject to those pesky rules that we can be jailed for violating.

3 posted on 03/30/2013 7:26:57 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("American beer is like making love in a canoe. It's f****g close to water." - - Eric Idle)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Thus my tagline...


4 posted on 03/30/2013 7:27:59 AM PDT by ez (Laws are for little people. Criminals, politicians, and newsies are exempt.)
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To: redreno
That parking jackass committed assault. Nevada? I thought it was California, the communists capital of America.
5 posted on 03/30/2013 7:38:43 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: redreno

I guess it would be an overreaction to consider that an assault and reply with deadly force...


6 posted on 03/30/2013 7:40:03 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Logical me

My bad, Nevada City is in California.


7 posted on 03/30/2013 7:40:53 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: redreno

Which is it??? A camera or a cellphone???

IF it is a ‘phone’, then the public servant just committed robbery!

Remember, “public servants”, you DO work for the taxpayers!!!


8 posted on 03/30/2013 8:01:31 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Terry L Smith

As far as I know, taking a camera rather than a phone is still a robbery, isn’t it? Am I missing some distinction in the law?


9 posted on 03/30/2013 8:07:27 AM PDT by Bob
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To: ez
Thus my tagline...

Your tagline is missing "Police." They're the worst, because they are the most likely the average person will come up against. And they often ruin innocent lives in an instant, sometimes just for fun. Get into an argument with a cop during a traffic stop and you may find buying a gun now requires a three-day wait because he put something in your record that triggers the NICS red flag.

10 posted on 03/30/2013 8:09:01 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

He’s a Meter Maid.


11 posted on 03/30/2013 8:13:47 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: ErnBatavia
He’s a Meter Maid.

I would have loved to have seen the tussle if camera boy had called him that.

12 posted on 03/30/2013 8:18:14 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("American beer is like making love in a canoe. It's f****g close to water." - - Eric Idle)
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To: redreno

“Chief Wickham later told Loro that it was against the law to insert coins in meters that did not pertain to his car, which may or may not be true, but it is even more against the law to snatch a person’s camera out of their hands.”

The purpose of the parking meters IS to collect money. Does “the law” actually state a concern about WHO puts the money in?? I seriously doubt it.

Chief Wickham just recently became Chief. If he is wrong about the law in this case, he should be fired.

At a minimum, if he was unsure about the law, he should not have tried to say that Loro’s putting the money in the meters was illegal. If he is wrong about the law, he compounded his ignorance by shooting his mouth off just to try to protect an officer, in a situation where an investigation should occur first, to establish that the officer deserved that protection.


13 posted on 03/30/2013 8:39:25 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Bob
As far as I know, taking a camera rather than a phone is still a robbery, isn’t it? Am I missing some distinction in the law?

If it was a phone, it is likely a pretty expensive smartphone. Most cameras you would do this with are pretty cheap. And if the value is over $500 as some earlier posts mention, it raises the charge to grand theft. But either way it still is some form of robbery.
14 posted on 03/30/2013 8:59:56 AM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: Svartalfiar

The various “authorities” are your/our betters. You are wrong if you think you have any rights other than shutting-up and paying your taxes.


15 posted on 03/30/2013 9:04:35 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Thanks, I fixed it. And for some reason, I already red flag at the NICS check. My purchases are always sent to “further review.” :(


16 posted on 03/30/2013 9:05:06 AM PDT by ez (Laws are for little people. Criminals, politicians, police, and David Gregory are exempt.)
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To: ez

And they wont tell you why, will they? We already have gun control much more strict than just 30 years ago, even in AZ.


17 posted on 03/30/2013 9:09:13 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Wuli
It certainly is illegal to feed meters in SF -

http://www.sfmta.com/cms/penf/indxpkenf.htm

8. Obey parking meter time limits. The purpose of a parking meter time limit is to indicate the maximum time that any vehicle can remain on that parking space. Feeding parking meters is illegal. Vehicles that exceed the parking time limit of a parking meter can be cited regardless of whether the meter has been paid or not.

I believe it might be CA state nanny law too...

18 posted on 03/30/2013 9:32:33 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: redreno
I would consider that a physical assault (by the officer) and respond in kind. He'd wake up about when the paramedics got there, and I would be pressing charges against him.
19 posted on 03/30/2013 10:24:45 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: az_gila
Vehicles that exceed the parking time limit of a parking meter can be cited regardless of whether the meter has been paid or not.

Hm, seems to me like the old "but I paid my protection, already", "the schedule's changed, you have to pay twice a week now" routine from the mafia...

20 posted on 03/30/2013 11:01:51 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Terry L Smith
Remember, “public servants”, you DO work for the taxpayers!!!

Are you sure you don't have that backwards. It seems taxpayers are working to pay his salary (and tickets).

21 posted on 03/30/2013 12:40:54 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: Wuli
The purpose of the parking meters IS to collect money. Does “the law” actually state a concern about WHO puts the money in?? I seriously doubt it.

Depending on the jurisdiction, yes it is not lawful to put money in someone else's meter.

22 posted on 03/30/2013 12:45:14 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: jwsea55

Some local to Federal cops are acting like an invading army of turd worlders these days. We are headed for Mexican standards in the rule of law...and africa for our economic and tribalist blood letting in the future. We be diversity.


23 posted on 03/31/2013 4:24:24 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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