Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Videotaping US Police versus Videotaping Swedish Police [Updated]

From a June 2012 post I wrote:

[Following up Anon's comment,   I found where it moved to and changed the link.]
- Photography is Not a Crime - which is full of stories about people having problems when they photograph or video tape cops in action or just in public places.  Here are links to some of his recent posts:
[I took out the links, but if you go to the main site, you'll find lots of similar posts.]

  • NYPD Publishes Poster of "Professional Agitators," aka Citizens who Record Cops

  • LAPD Tell Photog Not to Listen in on Their Private Conversation on a Public Sidewalk

  • Introducing TapIn, an iPhone App Essential for Citizen Journalists

  • Albuquerque Police Officer Chases Away News Videographer From Investigation 

  • Austin Man Facing 10 Years in Prison After Photographing Cops Making Arrest 

It doesn't have to be this way.  Wimp.com describes this video as:

This is what happens when you attempt to take video of police in Sweden.

I couldn't find a way to embed the video, so you can click the link above or on the screenshot from the video to the right.

Of course, this is just one unverified example.  Take it as a piece of evidence, not a conclusion. 


  1. All I get is "site offline" messages for the top five links.

  2. Thanks Anon, I found a new link for the site and you can visit it now.


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