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  • In post-Soviet Amerika, you can get locked up for that.
  • In post=Soviet Russia, You watch Big Brother
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  • Oh yeah, cops in Eastern Europe are awful. It's standard over there to pay tickets on the spot, rather than to go to court or anything. I can only imagine what that kind of lawlessness leads to.
  • That the guy was able to get out of the vehicle in the 2nd crash was simply amazing.
  • Sir Cumference the Flatulent: In post-Soviet Amerika, you can get locked up for that.


    Funny how that works out.
  • Sir Cumference the Flatulent: In post-Soviet Amerika, you can get locked up for that.


    Not in Illinois as of today.Link
  • slayer199: That the guy was able to get out of the vehicle in the 2nd crash was simply amazing.


    This. Lucky guy
  • The most fantastic dash cam footage on earth comes out of post-Soviet Russia. The more recent video where the truck driver gets launched out the front window, lands on his feet, and walks off while not a single fark was given that day is simply amazing.
  • Wasn't there a thread recently about how cameras being everywhere are helping ordinary people more than hurting them, contrary to big brother fears?
  • Void_Beavis: The most fantastic dash cam footage on earth comes out of post-Soviet Russia. The more recent video where the truck driver gets launched out the front window, lands on his feet, and walks off while not a single fark was given that day is simply amazing.


    THIS!
  • miniflea: Wasn't there a thread recently about how cameras being everywhere are helping ordinary people more than hurting them, contrary to big brother fears?


    The problem isn't the cameras, it's who controls them.
  • slayer199: That the guy was able to get out of the vehicle in the 2nd crash was simply amazing.


    I was impressed with how the first accident had a guy just casually stroll out of his windshield, seemingly unscathed.

    /vodak
    //how does it work?
  • miniflea: Wasn't there a thread recently about how cameras being everywhere are helping ordinary people more than hurting them, contrary to big brother fears?


    It's about who has control of the footage.
  • olddeegee: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: In post-Soviet Amerika, you can get locked up for that.

    Not in Illinois as of today.Link


    What's important there is it was a SCOTUS ruling, so it can be argued as precedent in other cases. I hope.

    I can see a future of low-profile camera recording for many Americans, but it's a double edged sword. Or maybe I could just market the kits or even just the how-to book.
  • olddeegee: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: In post-Soviet Amerika, you can get locked up for that.

    Not in Illinois as of today.Link


    This is a legal issue that has evolved massively over the past few years. The practice of charging video recorders in public under wiretapping laws was spreading but seems to be getting stamped out by significant cases in various states. Yes a lot of PDs still screw up and arrest people for it, but that doesn't make it against the law. The police are going to have to get used to more accountability for their actions. 

    Not mentioned in TFA, but I've seen a number of films from Russia in which the dash cam proves an invaluable asset against fraudulent injury lawsuit trolls... pedestrians that dive into cars for an insurance payout. Much less convincing when you see them in 720p.
  • Sir Cumference the Flatulent: In post-Soviet Amerika, you can get locked up for that.


    Well, I personally know that when I want to make comparisons between a country with strict civil liberties, constutitonally protect rights, and court systems that will throw charges out based on the most light technicalities - Like America, and countries where the words Police Brutality mean nothing - like Russia, I choose Fark to do it on.
  • ChipNASA: Void_Beavis: The most fantastic dash cam footage on earth comes out of post-Soviet Russia. The more recent video where the truck driver gets launched out the front window, lands on his feet, and walks off while not a single fark was given that day is simply amazing.

    THIS!


    Hehe. I also like the one where the dude fails at his attempt at insurance fraud by diving in front of a car, then the driver gets out and beats his ass senseless.

    Wonder if car insurance covers road rage in Russia? Lol!
  • I always wondered why so many dashcam car crashes seemed to come put of Russia.
  • miniflea: Wasn't there a thread recently about how cameras being everywhere are helping ordinary people more than hurting them, contrary to big brother fears?


    Police Departments are starting to put video cameras on their officer's lapels and on their guns now because of the protection and back-up it offers them in court. The technology is to the point now where the camera is no bigger than a lapel pin, and the recorder is the size of a credit card.

    The video can either win your case, or fark you over criminally and civilly.

    Tasers have had them since 2004, IIRC, because of the liability over their improper use.
  • You can't do that in America
  • olddeegee: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: In post-Soviet Amerika, you can get locked up for that.

    Not in Illinois as of today.Link


    That's good news.
  • aevert: I always wondered why so many dashcam car crashes seemed to come put of Russia.


    Reportedly they have dash cams set up for insurance purposes, as apparently there is a big problem with fraud, thus hiking everybody's rates.
  • Sounds like a great big fat "all cars in America need this" wake up call to me.

    Market a 4 camera, 720p, 48hr dvr car kit that just quietly works without having to constantly fark with it and I'm a pre sale baby.

    Our police are corrupt for-profit businesses. Any vestige of public service and civic virtue are gone.
  • clane: You can't do that in America


    Sure you can. To an extent. States with laws prohibiting it are seeing those laws struck down as unconstitutional.

    The difference is, you have a right to video tape the cops. You don't have a right to get in their face with a cell phone and obstruct them from doing their duty to record them, or barge onto a crime scene or active incident and video tape them.

    When you interfere with their job, they have every legal right to arrest you. Not for videotaping them, but for getting in their way.

    Doesn't make it necessarily right, or justifiable to do so. But neither does it justify shoving a camera in someone's face while they're wrestling with someone who just punched them in the jaw. Most people aren't very nice at that point.
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