Hmmm, I'll need to look up more information on the second video... that's crazy.
Here's a case that could have gone badly for a lady, had she not had the good fortune to have access to a recording of her interaction with some gang members. They even lied under oath. If there were no recording things would have ended in their favour and she'd have been railroaded. Sad thing is that it's not an isolated incident.
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Ya, I am sure they are. They are not above the law they enforce.
Now I see the payoffs every where I look who do you trust when everyone is a crook?
There is already case law stating that a law enforcement officer in a public setting has no expectation of privacy therefore making it legal to record them.