Public Photography/Videography Is NOT a Crime

Massachusetts Case Will Set Precedent Regarding Videotaping Of Cops
“Four years ago, Boston police officers arrested a man for videotaping them making an arrest in a public park.
They charged Simon Glik with felony wiretapping, disturbing the peace and aiding the escape of a prisoner – even though all he did was hold up a video camera – and the man they were arresting did not escape.”
He won!
“Paulino started recording when officers allegedly started mistreating the friend outside the station. He was charged with violating the state wiretapping laws. He also was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and assault and battery on a police officer.

The illegal wiretapping charge was dismissed by a clerk magistrate; Paulino was acquitted of all other charges at trial.”
Man Wins $1.4 Million Settlement From Boston Police In Video Recording Incident
“A man who was tackled by a cop and placed in a chokehold while video recording a traffic investigation won a $1.4 million settlement this week.
Michael O’Brian said the 2009 incident left him brain-damaged … .
The Boston police officer who tackled him, David Williams, was fired in January.”


& he of yellow face, gargantuan height (he’s not even standing up straight in that pic), really effin loud voice and excellent diction (gawd I love it when I can hear & understand every single word someone says to me even if it’s while they’re giving me a rash of harassment and bullshit) who attempted to infer photography was a crime, then finally stomped his feet and whined that he didn’t want his face all over the internet…but his face was already on his employer’s website at that very moment. Yup.

I really hope they get an SUV with the largest head and leg room available for him. I think all those years of having to be hunkered over and squashed up in a Crown Vic has choked his chakras and clamped off his soul.


About TripodMA

I went to protests and all I got was this lousy surveillance. Proud parking lot naturalist. My Awards: Time Magazine Person of the Year! 2011 Recipient of the distinguished FBI Out-And-About & Home Visit award FBI Associates Program Nominee 2009-2010 County Parks Taxidermy Squirrel recipient 2009-2010 Don’t Eff With Me and I Won’t Eff With You certificate 2010
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