Monday, November 7, 2011

"Smile, you're on ..."

You know the rest; right? (If you are old enough) "Smile, you're on Candid Camera."

Except in Seattle and in other cities, it'll be "Smile, you're on Copper's Camera." and you won't have a choice about it. Police officers are starting to wear small videorecording devices on the shirts/jackets of their uniforms. If you tell the cop to turn it off, you might as well be barking in the wind.

Do you have a right not to be recorded? What should you do, if the cop walks up to your car window and begins asking you questions? Or walks up to the door of your home? You heard, "Anything you can and say will be used against you in a court of law.." Right?

Now, it'll be "Anything you can, say or do will be used against you in a court of law." And the cop won't have read you your Miranda Rights, either.

You'd better learn how to shut up and shut up fast. Sort it out after your lawyer shows up.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Isn't there a law stating that you cannot record a conversation with an officer? If there is, then if this camera recording is implemented, then we should have the right to record an officer.
Bottomline- this world is media-crazy. Doh.