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+ - NH Man Arrested for Videotaping Police.. Again-> 1

Submitted by OhPlz
OhPlz (168413) writes "Back in 2006, a resident of New Hampshire's second largest city was arrested while at the police station attempting to file a complaint against officers. His crime? He had video tape evidence of the officers' wrongdoings. According to the police, that's wiretapping.

After world wide attention, the police dropped the charges. His complaint was found to be valid, but the evidence never saw the light of day.

Well, guess what? Round two. There are differing reports, but again the police arrested Mr. Gannon and again, they seized his video camera. This time it's "falsifying evidence" because he tried to hand off the camera, most likely to protect its contents.

Once again, if the police are free to videotape us, why aren't we free to videotape them? If there's the potential of police wrongdoing, how is it that the law permits the police to seize the evidence?"

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NH Man Arrested for Videotaping Police.. Again

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  • "... if the police are free to videotape us, why aren't we free to videotape them? ... how is it that the law permits the police to seize the evidence?""

    In at least 48 of 50 states, and under the vast majority of circumstances, we are, and it doesn't.

    The majority of these cases are nothing more than police illegally throwing their weight around. Some people don't fight because of the effort and expense. But more and more people have been, and more and more police forces have been getting rebuked by judges or worse.

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