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Mass. man arrested after recording officer in street
WPRI TV ^ | March 6, 2014, 6:52 pm | Tim White

Posted on 03/08/2014 10:39:39 AM PST by Texas Fossil

FALL RIVER, MASS. (WPRI) – A Fall River man has been charged with violating the Massachusetts wiretapping statute for recording a police officer talking on his cell phone and cursing while working a street detail.

George Thompson, 51, of Fall River, faces one count each of unlawful wiretap and resisting arrest stemming from the Jan. 6 incident.

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Thompson spent the night in jail after his arrest.

Now the video is gone. Who do you think erased it?

"An iPhone can be wiped out remotely in the event it gets lost or stolen, but Thompson denied that he did so, saying he gave his password to police so officers could retrieve the video to use in his case."

I am glad I don't live near the Peoples Republic of Boston. They would surely have me in jail too.

1 posted on 03/08/2014 10:39:39 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Sounds like North Korea. Yikes, I’m getting nervous.


2 posted on 03/08/2014 10:42:06 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: rovenstinez

Nervous?

I am Angry and I don’t live near that seat of ComDem Insanity.


3 posted on 03/08/2014 10:44:00 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: dragnet2

Ping

It is not in a city near you, but what do you think of this?


4 posted on 03/08/2014 10:45:41 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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the iPhone was erased while it was in an evidence room at the police station.

This proves there is no clown shortage.

The wiretap charge is bogus and about as chicken as it gets. It's payback for the LEO getting his teet caught in the ringer...I'd hire and real good attorney and make an example of them and make some money.

5 posted on 03/08/2014 10:54:09 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Texas Fossil

But the Mass court deemed that photographing
any young woman’s crotch by spy cam was A-OK
according to the black-robed tyrants, just this week.


6 posted on 03/08/2014 10:56:16 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: dragnet2

Found this:

http://www.corporationwiki.com/people/index.aspx/B/6/35/

Thomas Barboza
President of Tom Barboza Construction Inc
Located in West Wareham, MA
Companies: Tom Barboza Construction Inc

Wonder if it was one of his own construction sites that he was on duty for?


7 posted on 03/08/2014 10:58:03 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: dragnet2

Here is a local article about the incident dated Feb. 17th

http://fall-river.wickedlocal.com/article/20140217/NEWS/140216294

This one has a picture of the man who was arrested. And a little more detail.


8 posted on 03/08/2014 11:03:05 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Texas Fossil
There is no expectation of privacy on a public street. Video recording someone on a public street is not wiretapping.

-PJ

9 posted on 03/08/2014 11:03:50 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

There is an expectation of privacy behind the skirt,
and SPY CAMS on buses that skirt around the skirt are
the real assault.


10 posted on 03/08/2014 11:07:15 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Political Junkie Too

I agree, but it appears that is not what is written in the MA state statutes.

However a Federal Appeals court has ruled as you stated. That Police cannot use video recording law to shield their action while on duty.


11 posted on 03/08/2014 11:12:31 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Diogenesis

But remember this is in MA. And it is near Boston.

All semblance of sanity is suspended in those places.


12 posted on 03/08/2014 11:13:50 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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I do not consider today’s police organizations of any kind to be of the same societal class as mine i.e. plain old USA citizen who thought he fought in WWII for equality and had an only brother killed on Okinawa and buried in a simple grave in Hawai. I don’t go with the idea that anytime a law enforcement person dies or gets killed in the line of duty that I and many like minded citizens have to pay for all the travel and use of vehicles whereas a dead soldier in most cases gets a bare level trip home or plain vet ceremony.


13 posted on 03/08/2014 11:17:53 AM PST by noinfringers2 ( /*)
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But remember this is in MA. And it is near Boston.
All semblance of sanity is suspended in those places.

I had an offer to transfer to the Boston branch of my company. Good job, good move professionally. I politely declined, then literally laughed out loud after hanging up. Not a chance in hades. I'd go go back to pumping gas and stocking shelves, and live in a used mobile home by the interstate before I'd move to Boston. (or anywhere in CA for that matter) I think we all have our "no way in h**l" places, right? Places we would never consider living.

14 posted on 03/08/2014 11:22:53 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: dragnet2
the iPhone was erased while it was in an evidence room at the police station.

This proves there is no clown shortage.

The wiretap charge is bogus and about as chicken as it gets. It's payback for the LEO getting his teet caught in the ringer...I'd hire and real good attorney and make an example of them and make some money.

If the alleged incident was erased from the phone, what evidence do they have that any crime was committed, the truthful word of the arresting officer?

15 posted on 03/08/2014 11:35:03 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Good for you, sir.


16 posted on 03/08/2014 11:49:36 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: noinfringers2

Thanks for that insight.

We have our work cut out for us to overcome this insanity.


17 posted on 03/08/2014 11:50:12 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Texas Fossil

If there is nothing on the phone. sounds like false arrest.


18 posted on 03/08/2014 11:53:09 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

Yup! I think you’re right. Sue the police for false arrest, provide the phone and show that there isn’t a video.


19 posted on 03/08/2014 12:01:41 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Texas Fossil

Just out of curiosity...why would someone go out on the street and start videotaping a cop - or for that matter, anyone. Was the cop doing something illegal? Is this guy stalking the cop?


20 posted on 03/08/2014 12:04:42 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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