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If the officer stated that it violates his civil liberty to video him, then
why are police able to video traffic stops? Is that not a violation on my
civil liberties? I think he was full of it and probably wanted to side with
On Aug 22, 2012 10:26 AM, "Shane Gibson" wrote:
> Incidentally - I had an aggro driver rear end me because as he stated
> (after screaming "I'm going to rip your eff-ing head off your eff-ing motha
> eff-ing shoulders and sh*t down your eff-ing motha eff-ing neck") ... I
> stopped 6 car lengths back to let cars in front of me turn left. So - I
> did leave a little space - maybe 3 car lengths - but clearly more than his
> blood pressure threshold was capable of handling. That resulted in his
> determination of a best response; smash into the back of me.
> I called 911 as he's screaming this, and recorded the incident on my
> camera phone. The police told me I was in violation of his civil liberties
> by not notifying him I was recording the incident. Frankly - I think the
> officer was full of it. There are cameras everywehre recording us already.
> Especially since this person was basically stating he was ready to kill me
> over the incident.
> Just something to think about ... check out the law before you start
> recording someone during an incident. It'd be absurd, but not beyond the
> bounds of our whacked out legal system, for something to be thrown out if
> you didn't notify the offending person prior to recording the incident.
> "Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu
> On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 9:14 AM, wrote:
>> I'm starting to believe a GoPro recording commutes is the only way to go.
>> $250 is cheap insurance for the cyclist to ensure people like this pay the
>> price for this type of road rage. It's hard to prove otherwise, but a full
>> recording for the officers to view would seal the fate of these a-holes!
>> My 2cents
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Aug 22, 2012, at 9:08 AM, Greg Sanders wrote:
>> > Around 7am I was biking north on 12th Ave and was clearly intentionally
>> buzzed on an open road by a dude in a red truck. Gave him a "what was that
>> for?" wave and he threw his hand up in response. I caught up to him at the
>> light at Milwaukie and Powell and pulled into the right side of the left
>> lane next to him, where I would need to be for my left turn. As I
>> approached, he swung his door open violently in an attempt to hit me or
>> show that he wanted to hit me. I got close enough and looked over to
>> indicate that I wanted to talk and he rolled down his window. I focused all
>> of my energy on remaining calm and collected and friendly because I had it
>> in my head that that was the best approach. Here's how the conversation
>> > Me, calmly: "You're going to hurt someone driving like that."
>> > Man in Truck, screaming: "You have to get out of the middle of the
>> f*ing road you f*ing a*hole!"
>> > Me: "I was as far right as I could be with cars and road
>> > MIT: "You were 6 feet into the road and don't even pay taxes!"
>> > Me: "I do in fact pay taxes, drive a car, and have a license."
>> > Me, still calmly: "You are going to kill someone driving like that, and
>> they're going to be someone's mother, father, or kid."
>> > MIT, still screaming: "Well a*holes like you deserve to die."
>> > Me: "I really hope you have a great day."
>> > The conversation went about as well as I could have made it go but I
>> gotta say it feels pretty crappy and it's distracting and a bit scary. Wish
>> I would've gotten his license plate and video'd the interaction but I was
>> too focused on keeping my cool. In any case, watch out for a dude in his
>> early 40s with a goatee driving a big red truck around the Brooklyn
>> > Greg
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