Drop charges against Carlos Miller for Witness Tampering & Taylor Hardy's case of Wiretapping.

    1. john gratian
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      john gratian

      Cary, NC

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Protecting the US Constitution and Keeping Law Enforcement from violating the rights of citizens.  

The Boston Police Department are preparing to charge Taylor Hardy, a member of the press, with Wiretapping, for recording a conversation with a Boston Police Department's Public Information Officer.  Carlos Miller, of Photography is Not a Crime, wrote on his blog how outrageous he thought these charges were.  Within his blog he noted the Public Information Officers name and their publically listed official Boston Police Department phone number.  He commented that citizens should tell the Police Department how they feel.  Please note that this is something protected in the US Constitution.  We have, in my humble opinion, a constitutional right to redress our government for grievances.  Please join me in telling the Boston Police Department that in this case they are acting poorly.  That this isn't covered in their oath to Protect and Serve.  They should drop these cases and retrain their officers.  

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    • Tom Markham LANCASTER, MA
      • 11 months ago

      I live in the Boston area and I still get dirty looks from the BPD if I take a photo in their general area.

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    • Mike Lang CLAYMONT, DE
      • 11 months ago

      I am a proponent of the First Amendment, and this is an issue that is far too important not to be addressed. Police agencies already have way too much power. Drop the charges, admit you're wrong, and accept the reality of the world you live in. The police are not the only citizens with rights.

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    • Joseph Kneib FLORISSANT, MO
      • 11 months ago

      There is no expectation of privacy when in a public space. That is the root of photography law in this country. So by videoing an arrest, happening in public is not a crime.

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    • Mel Sessipns FENTON, MO
      • 11 months ago

      I don't think that the police should be able to intimidate photographers or video shooters and violate their right to gather news or maybe police misconduct.

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    • Timothy Ray NORWICH, NY
      • 11 months ago

      Government tyranny should never be tolerated

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