When the police act as though cameras were the equivalent of guns pointed at them, there is a sense in which they are correct. Cameras have become the most effective weapon that ordinary people have to protect against and to expose police abuse. And the police want it to stop.
The legal justification for arresting the “shooter” rests on existing wiretapping or eavesdropping laws, with statutes against obstructing law enforcement sometimes cited. Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maryland are among the 12 states in which all parties must consent for a recording to be legal unless, as with TV news crews, it is obvious to all that recording is underway. Since the police do not consent, the camera-wielder can be arrested.
Check out the full Story – HERE
Absolutely insane that laws like this were able to pass. Police are public servants who are being paid to enforce the law. Pretty disgusting that some of them think they can break the law and suffer no consequences.
If you want to raise your blood pressure check out the Photography is Not A Crime blog – HERE