"He was making an audio recording of the officer during a motor vehicle stop without getting consent of the officer," Begin said.
The balls on these cops.
cops have an expectation of privacy on the side of a HIGHWAY...?
Can we have sex on the side of the highway? If not, why?
Do we not also have an expectation of privacy?
Citizens or subjects?
You know, at some point this stupidity will begin to cost cities, counties and police dept’s so much money maybe they’ll get the idea and stop it...
None of these cases ever end well for the police, so why do they continue to do it?
Are they truly that dumb?
More like the nerve of the prosecutor — if he regularly declined to prosecute such cases then occifers would not dare to suggest it.
Apart from the fine points of legality, there is the obvious point of felony-flation. Keep in mind that the idea of felony evolved in law as the class of crime so evil that it would be worthy of punishment by hanging or other loss of life. Anyone can see that applying such a punishment to an offense (?) such as this fails the laugh test.
Do the cops there have in car cameras with audio?
Doesn’t there have to be a wire in order to indict somebody for wiretapping? Probably a stupid question, I know.
`This is the Live Free or Die State.
Hey, jack booted thugs.
YOU WORK FOR US.
Oh, and by the way, you’re fired!
The balls on these cops.
I’m thinking they’re quite a different organ.
It would be great if we could know what state this was in. Or how about a country? Could you tell us what country this is in? Pretty please?
Take it to court and kick their butt!
They roll dash cams without YOUR consent!
I think I knew the defense attorney growing up - if so he is a hard working homeschooled conservative who will fight for this guy and others.
And then he was stopped, and then arrested for recording a public servant performing his duties in a public setting? Harrassment, violation of civil rights, nail this jackboot to the wall!
Sue for false arrest and imprisonment!
A cop can record me (we see these all the time on tv) as evidence I may be committing a crime?
The city government can record me (traffic cam) as evidence I may be committing a crime?
The store can record me (shoplifting) as evidence I may be committing a crime? ...
Ever body can record me ..all without my permission...as evidence I may be committing a crime?
But I can not record any evidence to defend myself against the charge I may have committed the crime?
They don’t have ‘balls’. They have a lack of integrity, respect for their profession and an aggregiously blatant disrepect for those they protect. Most have self-image and control issues and something about how their mommy and daddy treated them when they were in shorts.
If there is tape of the interaction, Officer X can no longer rely on the court to take his word over that of the accused simply because he’s one of The Brotherhood..
Once an officer is faced with his own words or image on a tape, that officer can no longer lie with impunity.
It’s as simple as that.