[conspire] Idiot waiver demands
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Sep 27 14:54:09 PDT 2010
Quoting Keith Wood (kw6 at xmission.com):
> If that guy had shoplifted a roll of Scotch tape, the video would be
> used to convict him of armed robbery (steal something while armed
> and that's 211), but their employee starts a chain of events leading
> to death, and they don't have video . . ?
Remember, kids: If you see interesting police activity underway, you
should consider using your cellular 'phone's video or still-image camera
to document it while standing, at least, maybe 50 feet away, in a
location where you cannot be seen, preferably on private property. If
you do film something interesting, ask a lawyer to make sure you cannot
be charge with violating the wiretap laws, then make copies for the
press and only _then_ take your film to the authorities.
 It is lawful to observe police actions from 'a reasonable distance',
but the criteria applied by courts are situation-dependent. See also:
You want to be not readily seen since many police officers will cease
independent footage first and worry about legality later.
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