Wednesday, March 07, 2007

If it isn't on the state news, it didn't happen

This is scary "The French Constitutional Council has approved a law that criminalizes the filming or broadcasting of acts of violence by people other than professional journalists. The law could lead to the imprisonment of eyewitnesses who film acts of police violence, or operators of Web sites publishing the images, one French civil liberties group warned on Tuesday."

A law originally designed to target "happy slapping," where thugs make movies of beating up bystanders and circulate them for amusement, was deliberately widened.

I hope this gets shot down quickly.

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