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Massachusetts, which currently has the toughest wiretapping law in the country, forbidding you from secretly recording cops even if they have no expectation of privacy, is now one of the only states that allows you to secretly record up a woman’s skirt.
It’s a contradictory position to say the least, but the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that it is only abiding by the written law, which states the following:
The City of Baltimore is set to dish out a $250,000 settlement to a man whose footage they deleted after he video recorded them making an arrest at the Preakness Stakes horse race in 2010.
Not that the settlement forces them to admit they actually did delete Christopher Sharp’s footage.
At 17 years of age, Addison Mikkelson is on a mission to keep police in Topeka, Kansas honest.
But the more he tries, the more he realizes he has his work cut out for him.
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Indianapolis police not only had to shell out $200,000 to a man whom they falsely arrested after he video recorded them making an arrest, they are also required to create a new departmental policy that forbids them from harassing citizens who record them.
Obviously, existing law was not enough to deter them from shaking down citizens with cameras.
Andrew Henderson gets interviewed by the media after his not guilty verdict Thursday.
Just over a year ago in January, Andrew Henderson of Minnesota was unable to get the attention of the ACLU to help him in his case after he was criminally charged for video recording a local deputy standing by as another man was being placed into an ambulance.
Two months earlier, Ramsey County sheriff’s deputy Jackie Muellner snatched his camera, telling him she did not want to be on Youtube. She also accused him of violating the federal HIPAA law, which really has to do with the privacy of medical records, not with the photography of medical patients.