NH man arrested for videotaping officers
Via Slashdot comes the tale of a Nashua NH man who had a security videocam system for his house, which videotaped some officers when they came to bust his son. Afterwards, he took the tape to the police dept, asking to speak to someone in public relations, and contending the officers were rude.
They arrested him on felony charges, based on a state statute against wiretapping and bugging people w/o their consent. Full story here.
I guess under that standard, anyone with a security cam in NH is committing a felony. And if it does catch a burglar, he's the victim of their felonious conduct. The local police might want to think twice about that. Any time a prosecution is based on such a video, there might be a legit question about whether it has to be suppressed.