29 August 2011

KingCast laughs as Simon Glik kicks Boston's ass on citizen video of LE.

Of course you can video the police. They work for us, on our taxdollars, natch. Read the primary journal entry with NH's Dave Ridley, Mike Gannon and Pamela Reynolds and my pending lawsuit to recover citizen video in NH..... Shesus Christy already. It's so fucking simple, of course I am incensed that our lawmakers should have formally written it into law YEARS AGO. As I told this cop in Somerville with half a clove cigarette dangling out of my mouth hence the slurred speech I'm not drunk, LOL.... "I'm a former assistant attorney general.... I'll photograph whatever I want to photograph."


From Glik....."[t]here is an undoubted right to gather news 'from any source by means within the law.'"  Houchins v. KQED, Inc., 438 U.S. 1, 11 (1978) (quoting Branzburg v. Hayes, 408 U.S. 665, 681-82 (1972)). The  filming  of  government  officials engaged  in  their duties in a public  place,  including  police  officers  performing their responsibilities, fits comfortably within these principles. Gathering information about government officials in a form that can readily be disseminated to others serves a cardinal First Amendment interest  in  protecting  and  promoting  "the  free  discussion  of governmental affairs."  Mills v. Alabama, 384 U.S. 214, 218 (1966). KingCast Judicial Notice of Nashua PD misapplication of trespass law in State v. Ridley vis a vis Glik v. B...

1 comment:

Justice j said...

What I simply adore is that since the police usually have cameras atop their dashboard to record any instances that they have with citizens, why do law enforcement officers have such a problem when someone in the surrounding area have a camera which may catch what they happen to be doing? We as citizens know that cameras are everywhere we go and our image is caught on camera at least about 6 times daily. It is part of society and necessary in today's day and age. Safety first, right? Well safety comes second in the police world....Respect and responsibility also place last in their books.

We all know the answer to this and it is because often what those officers do is impeding upon citizen's rights and the police often are the ones who break the law, unknowingly to the "criminal" who actually ends up being the victim. Done with the bs the police shove down the citizen's throats and pull when it comes to dealing and interacting with citizens at all times. Absolutely unacceptable and disgusting what those "officers" get away with! I never intend on having any contact with any members of law enforcement without numerous witnesses, access to any video/audio recordings, and legal representation to assure my safety, health, well-being and personal rights and freedoms. Utterly disgusting how innocent citizens are abused, tricked and then thrown into the corrupt court system. Freedom is sure as hell not free, Speech sure is expensive and Justice definitely is not just....

Chris, thank you for catching all these atrocities and illegal acts on tape and then speaking up. Too often citizens are scared to do what is right because of what they can be up against.

That needs to change and laws need to be upheld by all, especially those who "wear" the badge and have the "honor" of protecting the community and "freedom" of its citizens. Just because one has the toys of a police officer, does not make them able to do what they want. Blue lights do not mean safety anymore, most often it means danger and bullies. So be warned, folks! Know your rights, ask questions and don't give up....Truth, honor and justice will prevail. It is time to take back our freedoms, rights and liberties! Keep on rocking and fighting the good fight....