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?
The cops don’t want you recording them because its shedding light upon their criminal actions causing them and their unions great grief...
Don’t forget phone calls being recorded “for quality control purposes”; once, when esp. bored on some insane phone call to golly knows where, the person asked if it was OK if they recorded the conversation. I replied “Certainly. I record all my phone calls as well.”
Full stop. “You mean... You’re recording this right now?” “Oh, absolutely - you don’t mind do you?” After tweaking with them, THEY claimed that ME recording was “against company policy” and they hung up right away.