Republicans in Texas want to criminalize filming cops

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    A bill restricting the rights of citizens to record the police was filed in Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday.

    The House Bill 2918 introduced by Texas Representative Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) would make private citizens photographing or recording the police within 25 feet of them a class B misdemeanor, and those who are armed would not be able to stand recording within 100 feet of an officer.

    As defined in the bill, only a radio or television that holds a license issued by the Federal Communications Commission, a newspaper that is qualified under section 2051.044 or a magazine that appears at a regular interval would be allowed to record police.

    "(My bill) just asks filmers to stand back a little so as to not interfere with law enforcement," said Villalba.

    An appeals court in Glik v. Cunniffe ruled unanimously that private citizens are allowed to videotape police in 2011, so this bill would go against the set precedent.

     
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    No it doesn't PROHIBIT filming, but once you say it's ok for cops to push you back 25 feet, who's to say it won't be 40?
    Who's going to be out there measuring it?
    Ridiculous law. Can't see it passing
     
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    I've been vocal about my hatred for cops prolly more than anybody on this board. But I also hate the fucking attention whores who don't have anything better to do than filming cops.
     
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    The guy got a lot of backlash for it. Basically if you see a cop using brutality towards someone or on yourself you can't film the brutality if it's within 25 feet/100 if you carry a weapon. A lot of people have addressed this issue. Probably won't pass. As it shouldn't.
     
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    You are wrong, it does indeed prohibit.
     
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    Only within 25feet.
    But like I said, it's bulshit to protect cops from scrutiny over abuses of power
     
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    so he thinks people who carry firearms are somehow worse than those who don't?

    that'll fly real good like in texas I reckon
     
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    100 feet for conceal/open carriers.
     
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    Exactly and think of the cost. Let's say a guy was over the 25 foot line. The hot head cop says no he was in the 25 foot zone. Now the courts have to hire a specialist that can some how measure how far he was on tape.
     
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    You see the problem here? there will never be anyone 25 feet away, cops will arrest you for filming any distance and say you were less than 25 feet, wake up dude.

     
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    And it's this part that will never stand up in court. If you've gone the proper route to get a ccw than you're legal do anything while carrying. EVEN filming cops (makes zero point zero sense)
     
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    the main thing to take away from this is that Mexicans are retarded
     
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    This should work well: The class of persons the law is designed to protect (police) are also the class of persons assigned to administer the law (police). I don't see any way this could end poorly.
     
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    Jesus Dawg. We're on the same side of this issue. I don't understand why you're not understanding me
     
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    Jeez. You gots' a set of titanium clad bullocks on you. Dawg? PI Nate? Care to weigh in?
     
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    as long as they stay 25 feet away I'll be ok
     
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    Because bro you are defending the 25 feet. I am trying to tell you that 25 feet will not exist, its a sham. 25 feet makes it sound better for the scared old republicans in Texas.
     
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    I'm all for letting a cop do his job and not being up in his work area with a camera. But 10 feet of work space is pretty good.