Radio host describes run-in with cops

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A local story with local media, and my comment.

If this is a real case, why not pursue it in a court of law where people are under oath to tell the truth?. There is no criminal law forbidding fakery and fabrication in the media, including the internet. Since there are no names of the accused published, there are no civil libel laws applicable either. Until both parties are willing to swear to tell the truth before a judge, I’ll go back to reading Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Radio host describes run-in with cops | Home | Toronto Sun.

A relevant comment that I believe is true:

ZiggyZagZag  Rabid Hamster

 

There is no law in Canada that prevents a member of the public from taking photographs or video in a public place (other than some limitations related to sensitive defense installations);

There is no law in Canada that prevents a member of the public from taking photographs or video of a police officer executing his or her duties in public or in a location lawfully controlled by the photographer (in fact, police officers have no privacy rights in public when executing their duties);

Preventing a person from taking photos or video is a prima facie infringement of a person’s Charter rights;

You cannot interfere with a police officer’s lawful execution of his or her duties, but taking photos or videos does not, in and of itself, constitute interference;

A police officer cannot take your phone or camera simply for recording him or her, as long as you were not obstructing;

These privileges are not reserved to media — everyone has these rights;

A police officer cannot make you unlock your phone to show him or her your images; and

A police officer cannot make you delete any photos.

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