Homeowner arrested for "illegal photography" of a cop who barged into his own house

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    Courthouse News Service

    Well, I hope the city is ready to fork over a nice big check to Olvera.

    Thoughts USMB?
     
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    What the hell is "illegal photography"? Was the cop afraid that the guy was stealing his soul if he was photographed? :lol:
     
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    I assume he saw the episode of Goosebumps with the "evil" camera. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Thoughts...lets think about this for a moment.

    If Olvera is a white, hardworking small business owner who believes in God and the Constitution, then this is a blatant case of the Government violating the rights of an American citizen.

    If Olvera is a Hispanic or black American citizen, who is currently unemployed and who doesn't go to church, then this is a case of a good law enforcement officer who made a mistake.
     
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    He's lucky he didn't get shot and have his cell phone be "mistaken" for a gun.
     
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    This went to trial?
     
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    In some states it is actually illegal to photograph cops on duty. The concept makes no sense to me, and will probably be struck down eventually, but it apparently violates their privacy to photograph them, even though it is perfectly legal to photograph a civilian in exactly the same place at the same time.
     
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    Yep.

    But for some reason the prosecution lost. Can't imagine why.
     
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    Can I see a link for that Quantum Windbag, please? What a bizarre law.
     
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    You are also not allowed to photograph a vampire.

    Actually...you are allowed to, but it would be a waste of film.
     

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