WARNING: Police Are Violating Your Rights to Take Pictures

WARNING: Police Are Violating Your Rights to Take Pictures


The only reason we know about the police murder of Walter Scott is the courage of a bystander who videoed the events on a cell phone.  That man had the courage and wisdom to give the vdeio not onl to the police but to the press.  Those rights are protected by the first amendment.

The courageous citizen was afraid that the policeon the scene  might have confiscated his phone. He had reason to fear. During the news tonight about North Charleston, a family member of the murdered citizen described how he had gone to the crime scene during the investigation.  The family member used his cell hone to take pictures of the police procedures. That phone was illegally confiscated by the North Charleston police.

I have had police officer try to take my camera as well.  I have also had them tell me I am not allowed to take picutres. Neither claim is correct.  As long as you are in a public place, you are free to photograph.  The only exception I believe may be true is certain federal operations, including TSA security lines.   Even there, the police NEVER have the right to confiscate a camera (or a phone) withut a warrant.

I always recite my rights under the Firs Ameendment and, if I expect to be detained, I cary a piec eof paper like this with a statement of the law.

Unless they have a warrant or some urgent reason to believe you have committed a crime, no police office had the right to confiscate camera and certainly they have no right 5to confiscate yur cell phone.

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About jimcraven10 1. Citizenship: Blackfoot, U.S. and Canadian; 2. Position: tenured Professor of Economics and Geography; Dept. Head, Economics; 3. Teaching, Consulting and Research experience: approx 40 + years all levels high school to post-doctoral U.S. Canada, Europe, China, India, Puerto Rico and parts of E. Asia; 4. Work past and present: U.S. Army 1963-66; Member: Veterans for Peace; former VVAW; Veterans for 9-11 Truth; Scholars for 9-11 Truth; Pilots for 9-11 Truth; World Association for Political Economy; Editorial Board International Critical Thought; 4.. U.S. Commercial-Instrument Pilot ; FAA Licensed Ground Instructor (Basic, Advanced, Instrument and Simulators); 5. Research Areas and Publications: International law (on genocide, rights of nations, war and war crimes); Imperialism (nature, history, logic, trajectories, mechanisms and effects); Economic Geography (time and space modeling in political economy; globalization--logic and effects; Political Economy and Geography of Imperialism); Indigenous versus non-Indigenous Law; Political Economy of Socialism and Socialist Construction; 6. Member, Editorial Board, "International Critical Thought" published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; International Advisory Board and Columnist 4th Media Group, http://www.4thMedia.org (Beijing); 7. Other Websites publications at http://www.aradicalblackfoot.blogspot.com; wwwthesixthestate.blogspot.com;https://jimcraven10.wordpress.com; 8.Biography available in: Marquis Who’s Who: in the World (16th-18th; 20th; 22nd -31st (2014) Editions); Who’s Who in America (51st-61st;63rd-68th(2014) Editions); Who’s Who in the West (24th- 27th Editions);Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (3rd to 6th, 8th, 11th (2011-2012) Editions); Who’s Who in Finance and Industry (29th to 37th Editions); Who’s Who in American Education (6th Edition). ------------------- There are times when you have to obey a call which is the highest of all, i.e. the voice of conscience even though such obedience may cost many a bitter tear, and even more, separation from friends, from family, from the state, to which you may belong, from all that you have held as dear as life itself. For this obedience is the law of our being. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
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