Archive for the 'Human rights' Category

NH citizen faces felony charges for videotaping police

Friday, June 30th, 2006

The Nashua Telegraph reports: “Michael Gannon, 49, of 26 Morgan St., was arrested Tuesday night, after he brought a video to the police station to try to file a complaint against Detective Andrew Karlis…On Tuesday night, Michael Gannon brought a videocassette to the police department, and asked to speak with someone in “public relations,” his [...]

Rodney King Redux

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

The beating by police of a 64-year old former schoolteacher has been all over the net recently, along with stories of intimidation of the AP camera crew. This event would never have “happened” if it weren’t caught on tape, and while the focus is now properly on New Orleans officials, it’s good to see the [...]

Challenges to Preservation of Images in New Orleans

Friday, September 9th, 2005

Reporters Without Borders is reporting some bad news: Reporter Tim Harper and photographer Lucas Oleniuk of the Canadian Toronto Star daily were the victims of police violence while covering a clash between police and looters. The police threatened them several times at gunpoint and, when they realised Oleniuk had photographed them hitting looters, they hurled [...]

You Have the Right to Videotape

Friday, August 26th, 2005

Last month a federal judge awarded $35,000 in compensatory and $6000 in punitive damages to a man state troopers arrested for video taping them while they were performing what he believed to be unsafe truck inspections. Given the Utah rave case and the Oakland police stop reported today, this decision matters because it defines citizens’ [...]

Police Raid in Utah Caught on Tape

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

It’s all over the net, but if you haven’t seen the clip, it’s worth watching (and archiving).

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting