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(Washington Post)   Just a reminder that you're allowed to film police while they brutalize civilians and murder minorities. Here's how to do it without hurting their fee-fees so they don't decide to come after you, too   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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3258 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Apr 2021 at 12:31 PM (3 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-04-23 11:30:01 AM  
More importantly
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2021-04-23 12:34:09 PM  
Do you pixelate their faces or just use a fun filter to make them all look like dogs?
 
2021-04-23 12:36:58 PM  
I think you're supposed to yell WORLDSTAR a bunch of times.
 
2021-04-23 12:39:53 PM  

dallylamma: I think you're supposed to yell WORLDSTAR a bunch of times.


It was foretold in ancient times!

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2021-04-23 12:40:00 PM  
Landscape, not portrait!
 
2021-04-23 12:40:13 PM  

Merltech: More importantly
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Tiktok called and said "your time is up, old man".

That war is lost and done with.  Time to welcome our vertical Zoomer overlords.
 
2021-04-23 12:40:33 PM  
Just don't lean over and scream how this is all on video and they're going to jail, pigs, and you should be okay.

Try to get a clear identifying shot of the patrol car or badge so the lawyer has something to work with.
 
2021-04-23 12:41:28 PM  

Merltech: More importantly
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And don't shake the camera and screaming worldstar at the top of your lungs.  I want to actually see and hear what's going on.
 
2021-04-23 12:41:50 PM  
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2021-04-23 12:41:57 PM  

Kalyco Jack: dallylamma: I think you're supposed to yell WORLDSTAR a bunch of times.

It was foretold in ancient times!

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lol damn it not fast enough
 
2021-04-23 12:42:09 PM  
6. Don't get murdered by the cops.

If you catch the cops murdering someone be careful they don't murder you too.
 
2021-04-23 12:43:54 PM  

Merltech: More importantly
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They actually cover that in TFA. Good quality video is far more useful as evidence.

They also recommend the Mobile Justice app, which is very solid, and if using cloud backup, means even if the police confiscate your phone and destroy the video, there's still a copy.

One thing they didn't address is police now playing copyrighted songs to claim you're violating the DMCA by filming them.

The struggle for justice goes on.
 
2021-04-23 12:44:04 PM  
Safely?
[letmelaughharder.jog]

Seriously, when you have actual journalists, with cameras and lighting, wearing fluorescent vests and badges, being pepper-sprayed and roughed up, do you expect regular civilians to avoid that?!

I recently posted a video of a guy who was handcuffed due to filming a police stop while standing on his porch because he was "interfering and resisting arrest".
Good luck in doing that in even more volatile situations.
 
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2021-04-23 12:44:34 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Just don't lean over and scream how this is all on video and they're going to jail, pigs, and you should be okay.

Try to get a clear identifying shot of the patrol car or badge so the lawyer has something to work with.


And it is LEGAL to take video of police in a public place ANYWHERE.  There was a Supreme Court case about that and cops have been known to lie and claim the opposite.
 
2021-04-23 12:45:30 PM  
You know that scene in Talladega Nights where Ricky's on the bus and he starts talking to the guy and the guy just explodes, saying "...everybody's got problems."


That's how I feel about other peoples' problems.

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/very few times have I been helped when I've needed it most in life, I'm just returning the favor.
 
2021-04-23 12:47:32 PM  
Cop Explains How It Feels To Live Every Day In Fear Someone Might Record You Brutalizing A Civilian
Youtube K5CCUdu7xFI
 
2021-04-23 12:48:35 PM  
There are some Pro Boot-lickers in the other police thread that would like to have a word with you Subby
 
2021-04-23 12:49:16 PM  

Resident Muslim: Safely?
[letmelaughharder.jog]

Seriously, when you have actual journalists, with cameras and lighting, wearing fluorescent vests and badges, being pepper-sprayed and roughed up, do you expect regular civilians to avoid that?!

I recently posted a video of a guy who was handcuffed due to filming a police stop while standing on his porch because he was "interfering and resisting arrest".
Good luck in doing that in even more volatile situations.


Yeah, the worst advice they gave (in my opinion) was "be obvious while filming".

Police can violate the law, claim ignorance of the law, and be found innocent. For the rest of us, you can be prosecuted for violating a law you've never heard of. Point is - they know you have a right to record, but they will break your stuff, delete the video, and arrest you anyway - and they will get away with it.

Film while being as low profile as possible.
 
2021-04-23 12:50:13 PM  
I recommend Audit the Audit.  Good stuff that covers police misconduct as well as stupid people that get arrested because they are ignorant.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc-0​Y​pRpqgA5lPTpSQ5uo-Q
 
2021-04-23 12:50:40 PM  
Most importantly, be white while filming.
/DNRTFA
 
2021-04-23 12:53:02 PM  
Remember this?
https://www.courthousenews.com/record​i​ng-cops-is-no-longer-illegal-in-illino​is/
Illinois has finally abandoned a controversial eavesdropping law that made it a felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison, to record law-enforcement officers while they were on duty.

This is the kind of BS laws pro-pigs politicians vote for when they can.
 
2021-04-23 12:53:16 PM  

Resident Muslim: Safely?
[letmelaughharder.jog]

Seriously, when you have actual journalists, with cameras and lighting, wearing fluorescent vests and badges, being pepper-sprayed and roughed up, do you expect regular civilians to avoid that?!

I recently posted a video of a guy who was handcuffed due to filming a police stop while standing on his porch because he was "interfering and resisting arrest".
Good luck in doing that in even more volatile situations.


That's why I disagree with the article about being obvious. Sure, if several people are doing it be obvious and get good video, but if you have to, be discrete.
Practice holding your phone down, with the screen off if you can, and getting it. Even audio can be used to defend yourself in court if they decide you're the next target.
Be safe, be ready to quickly disappear.
 
2021-04-23 1:06:10 PM  
While hiding behind something? I mean, I'm not stupid. I'm not gonna stand there 3 feet away, unlike the foolishly brave woman who filmed the Chauvin thing.
 
2021-04-23 1:10:50 PM  
300 meters away, utilizing a telephoto lens and a periscope so you can hide behind cover?  While being white, rich, and connected?
 
2021-04-23 1:16:18 PM  

sleze: I recommend Audit the Audit.  Good stuff that covers police misconduct as well as stupid people that get arrested because they are ignorant.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc-0Y​pRpqgA5lPTpSQ5uo-Q


They come up as suggestions for me with titles like "Cops pull over the wrong guy and immediately regrets it".

Most of them would be more accurate if the title was: "Guy mildly annoys cops before getting his ticket for something he probably would have only received a warning for".
 
2021-04-23 1:17:08 PM  
Many professional journalists recommend filming horizontally because it captures more of what's happening on the ground (and looks better on TVs). But if you do capture vertical video, which is common in social media apps, try to fill up the frame with the important action like Frazier did. Hold as still as possible, and if you have to move, try to do so very slowly like you're making a movie.

If you shoot horizontal, you won't have to move as much.   We've all seen vertical video that pans wildly back and forth, trying to capture what would have fit in horizontal format.
 
2021-04-23 1:30:14 PM  

Private_Citizen: Merltech: More importantly
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They actually cover that in TFA. Good quality video is far more useful as evidence.

They also recommend the Mobile Justice app, which is very solid, and if using cloud backup, means even if the police confiscate your phone and destroy the video, there's still a copy.

One thing they didn't address is police now playing copyrighted songs to claim you're violating the DMCA by filming them.

The struggle for justice goes on.


Copyrights should only be for 14 years and they were never intended to apply to entertainment media, Justice Amy Barrett would agree with me or else she's not a Constitutional Originalist anymore.
 
2021-04-23 1:48:39 PM  
I remember how controversial the group Cop Watch was. I wonder if they still exist in the age of cell phones
 
2021-04-23 2:03:34 PM  
How can you tell that you are living in a police state (or approaching there of):
Mainstream media is offering tips on how to protect yourself from cops rather than criminals.
 
2021-04-23 2:06:06 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Private_Citizen: Merltech: More importantly
[pics.me.me image 500x473]

They actually cover that in TFA. Good quality video is far more useful as evidence.

They also recommend the Mobile Justice app, which is very solid, and if using cloud backup, means even if the police confiscate your phone and destroy the video, there's still a copy.

One thing they didn't address is police now playing copyrighted songs to claim you're violating the DMCA by filming them.

The struggle for justice goes on.

Copyrights should only be for 14 years and they were never intended to apply to entertainment media, Justice Amy Barrett would agree with me or else she's not a Constitutional Originalist anymore.


Hey did you know your name is now a brand of weed? lol

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2021-04-23 2:15:15 PM  
Police officers, who may be wearing body cameras themselves, should be neutral to why you are recording and may even be glad to have more proof of how everyone acted.

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2021-04-23 2:24:31 PM  
6: if you can, consider live streaming instead of just recording. Pigs can't erase/destroy what anyone else also saw and recorded from the stream that way.

7: Consider working in groups where some of you are obviously filming while others are surreptitious about it.
 
2021-04-23 2:57:29 PM  

big pig peaches: sleze: I recommend Audit the Audit.  Good stuff that covers police misconduct as well as stupid people that get arrested because they are ignorant.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc-0Y​pRpqgA5lPTpSQ5uo-Q

They come up as suggestions for me with titles like "Cops pull over the wrong guy and immediately regrets it".

Most of them would be more accurate if the title was: "Guy mildly annoys cops before getting his ticket for something he probably would have only received a warning for".


Yeah, that sounds like Lackluster and some of the other "audit" channels.  ATA seems to be the most well researched and evenhanded.
 
2021-04-23 3:04:13 PM  
The whole body cam thing has always been an excuse to try to prevent people from filming the police. They don't want to document their activities and they don't want accountability
 
2021-04-23 3:15:02 PM  
And since your face or fingerprint could be used to unlock the phone, you might consider turning off those functions.

Even if you're using face or fingerprint authentication, you can do things that will cause your phone to require the passcode to unlock. For instance, fail the fingerprint check a few times and it'll refuse to unlock without the passcode. I assume repeatedly failing the face identification would do the same.

I believe if you press the lock button several times in succession, it will kick the phone into passcode mode. Works for me but I don't know if this is a universal function.

Of course, this doesn't stop the cops from destroying your phone. The video may still be recoverable. If they confiscate the phone, though, they could wipe it without requiring access.
 
2021-04-23 3:28:28 PM  
6. Be accompanied by several people open-carrying long guns and wearing body armor. So far, That's been the only guaranteed way to ensure that riot cops leave you alone.

/Seriously, reporters should be accompanied by armed bodyguards at this point.
 
2021-04-23 5:24:24 PM  
It would be really nice to be able to read an article that is not behind a pay wall that will not allow you to read it unless you subscribe.  Not the first article on Fark to do that.
 
2021-04-23 5:49:51 PM  
The article headline is basically what you tell people living in an occupied territory.
 
2021-04-23 6:21:35 PM  
You don't yell worldstar anymore, you simply upload to LeakReality.
 
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