I have reason to believe that one or more people may be concerned about the legality of my taping the initial formal interview for my CCW.
I am therefore going to post my position knowing full well that it may be read by members of law enforcement.
At the time, Ihad probable cause to believe that members of the San Diego Sheriff's Department were not properly following state law. I also know from years of past experience that public employees easily forget the facts when confronted on their actions.
My position the dayI walked into the first formal interview was clear:
IN FOR A PENNY IN FOR A POUND
I'm aware that someoneMAY attempt to make the case and take some type of action against me for taping the first formal CCW interview and will deal with any issues as they arise.
I placed myrecorder up on the counter in plain view while being interviewed and don't care what happens.
If you listened to the tape, you'll also clearly hear me state on several occasions that I am a member of the New Media and own American News.
I am prepared to argue that PUBLIC employees while performing their PUBLIC duties do NOT have any expectation of PRIVACY while making incorrect statements to members of the public andviolating the law.
There are several areas of the tape where incorrect information is clearly being conveyed and now there is NO way that those statements can be denied.
As for any privacy, I believe, (and am prepared to argue), that the obligation to properly provide information tothe public and perform public duties according to the law, trumps any expectation of privacy on the part of a public employee.
I also know that there will be attempts by thePUBLIC employees involved in my CCW case to twist the facts while attempting to offer what was or wasn'tsaid during the initial formal interview for my CCW.