Why is it illegal to film police officers?
It is apparently illegal to film police officers. Doing so can net up to a 15 year prison sentence for “illegal wiretapping”. This applies anywhere, even public places where other laws have stated people should have “no expectations of privacy” when it comes to filming.
Why is this legal? Why is this even necessary? Has filming the police ever contributed to a crime?
I’m trying to remain unbiased here, even though this infuriates the hell out of me.
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