taking picture of police car

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by couss, Dec 28, 2006.

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    couss Guest

    Today I walked in the city centre in the shopping mall street. A police car
    stopped and the policemen walked away from it. I looked inside their locked
    car; there was an LCD screen there. The message on the screen said that
    there was a strange man on the loose, and there was a name and address of
    the guy who reported it. Obviously the policemen went on the look for the
    man on the loose. I thought that it must be a violation of some rules
    because they left this information for everybody to see. I reasoned that the
    car was in the public domain and I could take a picture of it; so I snapped
    the image of the LCD screen with my digital camera which I happen to have on
    me. I wanted to see later at home the layout of the GUI of their job
    despatching software.

    The policeman happened to see it. He told me to give him my digital camera.
    I tried to reason that it was in public and thus I could take a picture of
    it. The policman still insisted, and I gave him the camera, so that he
    deleted the picture of the LCD screen inside of his car. After that, he
    asked me to show him my driving licence, and scribbled down my name and
    address into his notebook.

    I hate when other people impose their will on me and mock at me, and I
    cannot do anything about it. I was upset. Later I realised that the policman
    might've been in violation of the law (i.e., exposing the confidential
    information to the public), and he was trying to protect himself from the
    possibility of this becoming known to his bosses, so that I might've had an
    upper hand over him; I just could tell him to piss off. Could I ? Also, can
    I reject to show my ID to the police ? I suppose they have no right to
    demand from the public members to show their IDs for no sufficient reason.

    Thanks for your considerations/advices.
    couss, Dec 28, 2006
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    Salty Guest

    oops! Shouldn't have done that. People who do that disappear, never to
    be heard from again.

    Obviously the policemen went on the look for the
    "Everybody" doesn't invade other people's privacy. You couldn't read an
    LCD screen unless you went up very close and deliberately tried to spy.

    I reasoned that the
    Being parked in public view has NOTHING to do with being in the public
    domain. You should do a little research.

    so I snapped
    Why? Are you a criminal?
    That's so he knows where to find you later.
    Happens a lot does it? I can understand that.

    I was upset. Later I realised that the policman
    No, you're not big enough. Telling someone to piss off when you are a
    wimp is not a very bright thing to do.

    Also, can
    They have every right. They make the rules.
    My advice is to hide, to run away, to leave town before they come
    looking for you. They will probably come in the middle of the night,
    arrest you and then shoot you and claim that you were trying to escape.


    Where should we send the flowers?

    Salty, Dec 28, 2006
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    Otter Guest

    Might well be in breach of the relevant police standing orders, a
    disciplinary offence.
    Very likely.
    Yes, in theory.
    Yes, in theory.
    Correct, in this instance.
    Police are not hired for their social graces. They are trained, if they
    need training, in intimidating the punters.
    Otter, Dec 28, 2006
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    o?o Guest

    Some of them might like to think so, however I can assure you they most
    certainly do not.

    o?o, Dec 28, 2006
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    Salty Guest

    Your assurances didn't work. I remain unassured.

    Salty, Dec 28, 2006
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    Mike Russell Guest

    Umm - good story, but I'm not buying it. pull the other one.
    Mike Russell, Dec 28, 2006
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    Otter Guest

    It will hurt.
    Otter, Dec 28, 2006
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    Charles L Guest

    Ha ha ha! This story is a load of crap. The giveaway is saying that a
    policeman would know how to delete a picture from a digital camera.

    Charles L
    Charles L, Dec 28, 2006
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    Blue Heeler Guest

    Deleted by stomping on it or shooting it would have been more within

    Blue Heeler, Dec 28, 2006
  10. Troll time.
    Joseph Meehan, Dec 28, 2006
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    editor Guest

    First, your spelling of the word "centre" suggests you aren't
    American. If this took place in your homeland - which sounds like
    Britain, Canada, or Australia - American laws and the American
    constitution just don't apply. I don't have a clue what's legal in
    Britain, Canada, or Australia - except that it's far less than in
    America, particularly if it's in Britain.

    No $4 to park! No $6 admission! http://www.INTERNET-GUN-SHOW.com
    editor, Dec 28, 2006
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    Charles L Guest

    True. Didn't think of that.

    Charles L
    Charles L, Dec 28, 2006
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    Tom Matigan Guest

    Nobody, I mean NOBODY handles my camera but me. Period. If someone gets
    insistant, a love tap or three in the right place ought to set them

    Complying with this ass was your first mistake, not disinfecting your
    camera when you got it back was your second mistake.
    Tom Matigan, Dec 28, 2006
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    shepshep1 Guest

    If he's in Britain then he can take the picture, the policeman can only
    stop and search him if he has reasonable grounds to believe he's
    committed an offence. In America it would be common practice for the
    policeman to either beat, shoot or bugger the innocent member of the
    public. I watch enough American TV programs to know that this is true :)
    shepshep1, Dec 28, 2006
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Yes, they DO have the right to demand such information, any time. Now
    as to the total lack of good sense, and propriety you showed in taking a
    picture of the data on the screen, I can only say that was beyond stupid.

    Next, as to the police officer leaving that data on the screen. BAD
    BOY! First, he should have cleared the screen, second, the screen
    should clear when the car door is opened. BAD PROGRAMMER.
    Ron Hunter, Dec 28, 2006
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    The police officer observed a suspicious person peering inside his
    patrol car, and taking pictures. This certainly did give him cause to
    request an id.
    Ron Hunter, Dec 28, 2006
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Then they can just arrest you on suspicion of being a terrorist, and
    hold you until you starve. your choice.
    Ron Hunter, Dec 28, 2006
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    U-Know-Who Guest

    You'll never win a pissing match with any kind of LEO. You may be right, but
    is it worth the trouble for your ego?
    U-Know-Who, Dec 28, 2006
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    U-Know-Who Guest

    Why do you say that? In this area, our police officers...well at least most
    of them, can read.
    U-Know-Who, Dec 28, 2006
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Spend a lot of time in the drunk tank, do you?
    Ron Hunter, Dec 28, 2006
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