Wednesday, June 21, 2006

This Metropolitan Police Officer says that it is a criminal offence to film him

Alex Jones, the Texas based journalist, was recently in London to investigate the London Underground bombings which occurred on July 7, 2005.

Almost immediately upon commencing his investigation, he was stopped by this unknown Metropolitan Police Officer, who claimed that it was 'illegal' to film Police Officers in London!

On top of this quite staggering breach of duty, the officer then demanded the personal details, including name and home address, of Mr Jones and his two assistants, or else he would place them under arrest.

This Metropolitan Police Officer, quite illegally, took advantage of Mr Jones unfamiliarity with English law, to prevent him from legally filming in a public place, and also to illegally demand the personal details of Mr Jones and his assistants.

Mr Jones had gone along to Stockwell Underground Station, to see first hand the scene of the murder of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian man shot 11 times by Metropolitan Police Officers after he had been pinned down to the ground.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lying bastard police.

Mon Jul 03, 11:34:00 am GMT  
Blogger Glydel said...

nice

Wed Oct 05, 04:21:00 pm GMT  
Anonymous police force jobs said...

Journalist nearly always carry a camera and regularly attend rallies, marches and demonstrations. This law is carte blanche for the police to stop journalists working and is an affront to the democratic process.

Mon Nov 07, 02:32:00 pm GMT  

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