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    January 12, 2010

    Police fight cellphone recordings

    Witnesses taking audio of officers arrested, charged with illegal surveillance

    By Daniel Rowinski
    New England Center For Investigative Reporting


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    "It took five months for Surmacz, with the ACLU, to get the charges of illegal wiretapping and disorderly conduct dismissed. Surmacz said he would do it again.

    “Because I didn’t do anything wrong,’’ he said. “Had I recorded an officer saving someone’s life, I almost guarantee you that they wouldn’t have come up to me and say, ‘Hey, you just recorded me saving that person’s life. You’re under arrest.’ ’’
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    Funny how that works....so why can the police record from the front of their car when somebody is pulled over...This is ridiculous to say somebody can't record that...then almost any recording in public must be illegal. You're illegally wiretapping a football game or a show your kids in?

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    Don't do as I do, do as I say.

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    Default Re: Police fight cellphone recordings

    Quote Originally Posted by slavenomore View Post
    "It took five months for Surmacz, with the ACLU, to get the charges of illegal wiretapping and disorderly conduct dismissed. Surmacz said he would do it again.

    “Because I didn’t do anything wrong,’’ he said. “Had I recorded an officer saving someone’s life, I almost guarantee you that they wouldn’t have come up to me and say, ‘Hey, you just recorded me saving that person’s life. You’re under arrest.’ ’’
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    Funny how that works....so why can the police record from the front of their car when somebody is pulled over...This is ridiculous to say somebody can't record that...then almost any recording in public must be illegal. You're illegally wiretapping a football game or a show your kids in?
    The challenge is on the audio recording... not video.

    Massachusetts has two (2) party consent on audio recordings...

    As far as video...

    There isn't as much defense when video taping in a public.

    A Reasonable Expectation of Privacy, would not apply to video taping this scene... since these police officers where directly in the public eye...

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    I have dabbled with finding some sort of legalities, protecting Us in a workplace setting:


    Audio Surveillance (Eavesdropping) in the Workplace

    Video Surveillance in the Workplace

    GPS Monitoring and the Mobile Workforce

    And look forward to any additional ruling pertaining to these matters!

 

 

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