Skip to comments.Cell Picture Of Undercover Officer Sparks Arrest
Posted on 03/18/2008 8:27:25 AM PDT by Lester Moore
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And if the masked secret police with their secret vehicles conduct a raid near an ATM machine, do they damand that the bank hand over the files or else?
How about the various street webcams that are all over?
He was held on a probation violation, not on the merits of this arrest
“It seems there is a difference of opinion between the defense and prosecution on the applicable law and the judge is siding with the prosecution.”
Perhaps the judge is protecting Seivert from a blue accident?
If the police do not want undercover vehicles identified, they should not bring the cars and trucks when they execute search warrants.
This makes sense to me.
Like a Newspaper? Would the cops have the paper go around and collect every paper sold? Ah, jeez and then there’s the internet. Okay, everyone erase their HDD’s.
Don’t Pic me bro.
Ridiculous post of the day. what side are you on?
Smile when you say that.
Your being uncomfortable has no bearing on the legality of someone snapping a candid picture.
When in public view privacy fades.
Has anyone considered that the cell phone user may have already known these “undercover” cops?
What was the probation violation?
I don’t really like the idea of armed men wearing masks pulling up in unmarked cars and kicking in doors over an ounce of weed. The police budget shouldn’t rely on confiscated assets either. This is what leads to corruption.
The people. Come join us.
He dissed their tacticoolness.
perfect movie warrior image.
It freaks me when they load themselves up with multiple throwaway weapons. I guess this ninja will empty the single Uzi magazine and discard the Uzi, and then use up his pistols and then end up with his ultimate weapon, the sword.
These cops are totally out of line. What law, if any, that gives them the authority to have anyone erase pictures would be unConstitutional. Badges and guns do not make these guys right and just because the person taking their pictures has a prior record does not make him wrong.
The actual photo in question
I’ve always wondered why Snake Eyes went with the Venetian blinds-style visor — seems a bit impractical.
Does the term "circular logic" mean anything to you. He was being held on a probation violation which was the bogus arrest based on taking the photograph. If the underlying reason for being arrested is bogus, then there would have been no probation violation in the first place.
All that stuff may sound compelling, but it isn't germane to this case. The plain fact of the matter is that a person has every right to photograph whatever is happening in public. Period. It doesn't matter who that person is, why that person is there, etc. If the thing is going down in public, it has no reasonable expectation of privacy, and a person with a camera can snap away until the cows come home.
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