Transparency, was re: On January 28th, Criminals No Longer Another Face in the TampaStadium Crowd

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Sat Feb 03 2001 - 03:08:00 MST

Solution: full disclosure? "Officer, for quality purposes, I am
recording this conversation. No, I can't turn it off, it doesn't work
like that, sorry; the system is designed to roll non stop whenever my
car is not parked in my garage. I wish I could help you. I need to be
going now."

As far as video recording (not audio) goes, the courts appear to have
mostly ruled using the notion of "a reasonable expectation of privacy".
One court at least ruled that a woman trapped in a car begging to be
killed to put her out of her misery later had no recourse against
ride-along media recording and broadcasting not merely her image, but
her voice as well.

Strange days, indeed.

Spike Jones wrote:
> > John Marlow wrote: Guy in MA, I believe it was, audio-recorded the
> > cops stopping him and brought it up in court to support his
> > contention that he was harassed. Result? He was convicted of
> > illegally recording the cops.
> This is absurd. Is that a Massachusetts law? That desperately
> needs to be changed. Transparency must be universal. There
> ya go, John, theres a political cause for ya. spike

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