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Portland Settles Suit Brought by Couple Arrested After Recording Police Encounter
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04-01-2015, 03:59 PM #1
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Portland Settles Suit Brought by Couple Arrested After Recording Police Encounter
By Susan Sharon | MPBN News
Mar 30, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine - The ACLU of Maine and attorneys for Portland Police Officer Benjamin Noyes have settled a lawsuit brought on behalf of a Bar Harbor couple arrested for using a cell phone to record a police encounter last year.

As part of the settlement, the couple will receive an undisclosed financial sum, and Portland police will be trained to avoid similar incidents. Zach Heiden is the ACLU's legal director.

"This was a case about two people who were observing and videotaping the police doing their job in public," says Zach Heiden, the ACLU's legal director. "That's a right that's protected under the First Amendment and it's an important check on the police potential for abuse of power."


I'm massively disappointed in the ACLU. Why would they agree to keep the settlement amount undisclosed? The only way to stop these out-of-control criminals is to shine a light on every aspect of their behavior and the outcome.

ACLU ..... You did not do the public any favors in this case.
04-01-2015, 04:11 PM #2
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
The non-disclosure may be a subject clause of the settlement. What every one needs to do is every time you see a cop, take out your cell phone and start recording.
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04-01-2015, 04:26 PM #3
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(04-01-2015, 04:11 PM)Shadow Wrote:  The non-disclosure may be a subject clause of the settlement. What every one needs to do is every time you see a cop, take out your cell phone and start recording.

If the public would video every police/citizen interaction (from an unnoticed location), we could cut police crimes in half virtually overnight.

The video camera and cellphone videocamera are the most potent weapons available to stop these state-sponsored crimes.
04-01-2015, 04:32 PM #4
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
Not just interactions, but constant surveillance. There's a cop I'm going to video him/her as I walk/drive by, and let him know I'm doing it. LOL!
04-01-2015, 05:50 PM #5
bohica Member
Posts:1,554 Threads:207 Joined:Feb 2011
If anyone wants to kill off police brutality, just have the fines come out of the police overtime budgets.
Cops pensions are tied to the final year of earnings, so they load up on overtime and retire at a rate they never earned except for their last year at work.

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.



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