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    Take a bus ride in MD --- get recorded ??

    http://www.infowars.com/baltimore-an...on-city-buses/

    who would even think of this ... fascists

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    Unfortunately, in a public place people have no reasonable expectation of privacy.
    As long as they're allowed to record public servants on the job, I'd say it's fair.
    Creepy, but fair.
    To hold a private conversation, whisper in e.o. ear.

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    That has been going on here in Washington for years.
    Provision for free medical attendance and nursing, for clothing, for food, for housing, for the education of children, and a hundred other matters, might with equal propriety be proposed as tending to relieve the employee of mental strain and worry. --- These matters obviously lie outside the orbit of congressional power. (Railroad Retirement Board v Alton Railroad)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKEgal View Post
    Unfortunately, in a public place people have no reasonable expectation of privacy.
    As long as they're allowed to record public servants on the job, I'd say it's fair.
    Creepy, but fair.
    To hold a private conversation, whisper in e.o. ear.
    In my opinion public servants/employees, government don't have rights we do, in my opinion it isn't a two way street.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    If the company that owns and runs the buses want this, so be it. It's kinda needed in that regard. But as far as the government is concerned, I think they should be required to obtain warrants anytime they wish to actively spy on someone and should only be allowed to obtain warrants for specific reasons.

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    Interesting, and perhaps ironic. MD is one of the states where you are NOT allowed to record a conversation without consent of all parties. I believe a case involving a citizen recording a MD state trooper during a traffic stop is in the courts. MD gets around its own law prohibiting such recordings by posting a sign on the bus to the effect that riders give consent by using the bus.

    I wonder what value these recordings might be as a practical matter. It must be very hard to discern a conversation to any degree of reliability with all the background noise and other conversations going on.

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    Cellphones have amazing background noise cancelling technology, and they're tiny little devices that get sold for prices ranging from free to a couple hundred.

    I'm sure they can work something out for the buses. No need to worry!

    As for MD's wiretapping laws: Don't you know? Laws only apply to the citizenry, not the state. Well, except the laws that benefit the state and it's sponsors.

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