Oh Hell No!
Check out the story about the Air National Guard Staff Sergeant who was cut off by an unmarked car, approached by a stranger in civilian attire brandishing a gun, and then arrested for making a video of what turned out to be a cop. It seems that he faces up to sixteen years (yeah that's YEARS) for allegedly violating anti-wiretapping laws.
It's amazing that cop cams are on the dashboards of virtually every one-horse cop town car in America but a private citizen can't return the favor. It's freaking outrageous! This is a clear case of DA's making an attempt to play good-ol-boy-network-game number 603A. It's known as cover your buddies ass. In a public servant it's totally un-freaking-sat.
Don't misunderstand me. As far as I am concerned, if you are not on your own private property you are subject to monitoring. I personally see no expectation of privacy in your car on a public road. If you are on a public street then you should have no problem with corner cameras and stop light cams. As long as there are crimes then video is good. It just ticks me off that some District Attorneys are coming across with a do-as-i-say-not-as-i-do attitude.
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