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<video> PPRC Friday protest 9.19.08 Pioneer Square

20 minute video from the Friday No War Protest in Portland Oregon
No War 9.19.08 PPRC
No War 9.19.08 PPRC
This was filmed in Portland Oregon on Sept 19 2008 at the Friday gathering in Pioneer Square
Organized by the Portland Peaceful Response Coalition.

 http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2259300955154251783

(The No War Protest March through downtown starts about 1/2 way through video)

-A message from Rob about:The banking mess and the need for laws and control to prevent this lawless that this administration has been engaging in.

-A message from Will: Reminder of of Oct 10 special protest rally (meet right here!)and he talked of the Glass Eagle Act and shared good information on the banking industry looting past and present.

-A notice about the upcoming OPB Monday radio-show regarding "the right to film the police"
Listen on OPB Radio Monday morning at 9am -10am Sept 22 2008 or 9pm for replay

-A drum led protest march through downtown Portland with a couple dozen sign carrying peace activists

the opb radio show 22.Sep.2008 13:18

supporter of Joe

here's the the site where you can find the radio show in case you missed it:

 http://action.publicbroadcasting.net/opb/posts/list/1608609.page

you can post comments on that page as well.

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Cops, Laws and Videotape
[Posted by Catalina Vazquez on September 19, 2008]

LISTEN TO "Cops, Laws and Videotape" (24MB MP3)

Seventeen years ago, a video of the arrest of a Los Angeles resident named Rodney King raised questions about recording police officers. Many of these legal and ethical questions still resonate in Oregon and elsewhere today. A Portlander who recently had his camera confiscated and received a citation for taping cops in action, intends to sue the Portland Police. The Oregon law used by officers to confiscate observers' equipment is somewhat ambiguous. It's unclear how the law applies differently to video than it does to audio recordings.

For now, police observers continue to use video as a tool, and police officers continue to decide how to address the practice one case at a time. The city of Beaverton, for example, just decided not to pursue charges against a man who was arrested for recording another arrest.

What are the benefits and drawbacks of recording audio and video of police officers? Have you ever observed an arrest or other police action? What did you see? If you've ever been stopped or arrested by police, how did you feel about being observed by your fellow citizens?

GUESTS:


Mike Reese: Commander of the Portland Police Bureau's central precinct
Benjamin Haile: Civil attorney
Ross Bennett: Former police observer
John Umenhofer: Administrative sergeant at the Springfield police department