video http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. bill criminalizes undercover videos at farms http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-bill-criminalizes-undercover-videos-farms <p>The Missouri House has endorsed&nbsp;legislation seeking to make it a crime for undercover activists to&nbsp;produce videos portraying poor conditions at agricultural&nbsp;facilities.</p><p>The legislation given first-round approval Tuesday would create&nbsp;the crime of &quot;agriculture production facility interference.&quot; The&nbsp;crime would apply to people who produce or distribute photos,&nbsp;videos or audio recordings of the activities at an agricultural&nbsp;facility without the consent of the owner.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:15:08 +0000 The Associated Press 3506 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. bill criminalizes undercover videos at farms Ill. high court says police must keep videos for misdemeanors http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-high-court-says-police-must-keep-videos-misdemeanors <p>The Illinois Supreme Court <a href="http://www.state.il.us/court/opinions/SupremeCourt/2011/December/110920.pdf">has ruled</a> that police must preserve video evidence in all cases, even misdemenors.</p><p>The court upheld sanctions today in a case where police erased video of a drunken driving arrest. The defendant told prosecutors she intended to fight the charges and wanted the video, but police still followed their policy of destroying videos after 30 days.</p> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 20:39:49 +0000 The Associated Press 2770 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. high court says police must keep videos for misdemeanors St. Louis police say video of beating concerning http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-say-video-beating-concerning <p><object width="440" height="390"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/qyZHWtcooJI&amp;hl=en_US&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;version=3"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/qyZHWtcooJI&amp;hl=en_US&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="440" height="390"></object></p><p><em><strong>Video contains adult language, viewer discretion </strong></em><em><strong>advised.</strong></em></p><p><strong>UPDATED</strong><strong>: 4:21 p.m. Jan. 4, 2011</strong></p><p>You may have heard about a video of a St. Louis city police officer using his nightstick to beat a man. The video is available for you to watch above.</p><p>For a few hours this afternoon, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyZHWtcooJI&amp;feature=player_embedded">the video</a> was removed from YouTube under <a href="http://www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines#tips">its "shocking and disgusting content" policy</a> and has since been re-activated.</p><p>According to the Associated Press, police said in a statement Tuesday that while the circumstances are not yet known, the video is disturbing. Police say they have not yet identified the officer, but he will be placed on administrative duty once identified, until the investigation is complete.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jan 2011 20:59:23 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 237 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org