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UK Police Claim Filming Them Is an Offence


geoffash26 13 2.5k United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 5:55PM
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The one who stands his ground

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lobsterboy 13 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 7:03PM
To be fair the law is big and complex -so they are unlikely to remember every law. Still that dosn't excuse them making up new ones!

Once got stopped by the police driving a VW beetle and the office radioed back to base to check if it was an offence to have the engine in the back of a car!
culturedcanvas 12 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 7:11PM
Classic Smile
Brom 13 804 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 7:28PM
oh dear oh dear
User_Removed 13 17.9k 8 Norway
28 Sep 2007 7:56PM
Brilliant! 10/10 to the guy standing his ground.
veggiesosage 10 82 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 8:04PM
There's a case been going on in Nottingham where a freelance tog started taking pictures of the police on a raid and they nicked him for obstruction. As far as I know he didn't get in their way at all. His court case has been postponed several times because the police took his memory card and don't seem to feel the need to give it back despite being ordered to by the court. Not sure if anything has happened on it recently.
miptog 12 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 8:16PM

Quote:To be fair the law is big and complex -so they are unlikely to remember every law.


Which is probably why whilst the Police mae the arrest the CPS now bring charges. Too many cases seemed to have been dropped due to the wrong charge being cited!


Quote:His court case has been postponed several times because the police took his memory card ..


Wonder what was on the card, and how much taxpayes money has been wasted.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
28 Sep 2007 8:39PM
I like the text at the end of the film - they were indeed making it up as they went along. Shame on them.
Krakman 11 3.6k Scotland
28 Sep 2007 10:30PM
Must admit that I had always heard and believed that photographing police officers is an offence. I thought there was the odd exception for news reporting.

Is it legal then?
lobsterboy 13 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 10:37PM
Yes!
dark_lord Plus
13 2.1k 487 England
28 Sep 2007 11:05PM
Oh dear, West Midlands Police by the looks and sounds of it too.
Camairish 12 1.4k Scotland
28 Sep 2007 11:16PM
That's what happens when you employ 16 year olds with no qualifications to uphold the law!
julesm Plus
13 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 11:23PM
T***s the lot of them.
Krakman 11 3.6k Scotland
28 Sep 2007 11:27PM

Quote:Yes!

Got a source for that?
uggyy 12 2.1k 9 Scotland
29 Sep 2007 12:12AM
Superb..

Well that source was the guy on the other side of the police radio there Wink lol.

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