The Law, Technology & Law Enforcement -Can We Find the Balance ?

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Folks S.647 was introduced in the Senate on April 14th, 2015. The Bill currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary, came up for debate. This bill amends section 65-5-50 to provide the offense of hindering a law enforcement officer does not apply to a person who photographs or records a law enforcement officer performing official duties while the officer is in a public place or the person is in a place the person has the right to be. Let’s remember Walter Scott Video and the North Charleston Police Department. The Bill received a favorable report vote of 19-2 and will move on to a 2nd reading.
Session 121 – (2015-2016)
 S. 0647 General Bill, By Malloy, Kimpson, Johnson, Nicholson and Allen
Similar (S 0736)
Summary:
Hindering law enforcement
A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-5-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CRIMINAL
OFFENSE OF HINDERING A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT SUCH OFFENSE DOES NOT
APPLY TO A PERSON WHO PHOTOGRAPHS OR RECORDS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER PERFORMING THE
OFFICER’S OFFICIAL DUTIES WHILE THE OFFICER IS IN A PUBLIC PLACE OR THE PERSON IS IN A PLACE THE
PERSON HAS THE RIGHT TO BE.
04/14/15
Senate
Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 7)
04/14/15
Senate
Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 7)
04/14/15
Senate
Referred to Subcommittee: Malloy (ch), Hembree, Shealy, Turner, Kimpson

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