yes it is completely against the law to record audio of someone who is not aware of it, i would assume the same for video but I am not positive.
Somewhat tangential - http://www.theagitator.com/
hmm guess my thread was bumped
But yeah .. I record video and audio now, audio is stored in two different places.. I got pulled over the other day.. I let the officer know he was being recorded (audio and video).. He was fine with it and was a good guy.
is this for real???? :-o ---v
no wonder cops hate sports bike riders
That said, the video is a great example why video is good for all people involved, officer or citizen.
I know there are squids, but being a cop I was shocked at the kind of attitude he had towards sports bike riders. I think a police officer, having all the experience he/she has/had, should be a bit rational.
EDIT: and did you watch the whole video? it was not just one or two, most of them were DBs.
Last edited by njsrikar; 06-21-12 at 11:56 PM.
That officer was a douchebag plain and simple, and needs to turn in his badge as soon as possible. I'm serious. He isn't interested in enforcing the laws in the interest of safety as he is restricting the public's choices. I see guys (and girls) in civics do exactly what he described. Guess we better treat all Honda Civic operators the same way. He needs to stay focused on your statements, your driving history, and the operation he witnessed. And he could have defended his ticket based on the evidence, instead of some other retard's actions because you both rode the same vehicle.
its very easy to stereotype somebody than not, especially given the limited perspective we have/get.
I believe the way those bikers in the video behaved, anybody can easily create a false assumption about bikers in general, granted cops should be an exception here, but its very difficult.
Like I said, I stereotype all day. I've had multiple people tell me that I need to stop stereotyping. But the key difference is how you use your perceptions. Are they hints, or are they facts? I know the difference, but plenty of people don't. But you're right that while officers should and do use stereotypes to guide them, it shouldn't be part of the evidence/defenes against you. Its like saying "well, I searched his car because he told me he was muslim. You know how they all are.....ammiright?"