There was an article in a magazine I read pointing out the trend (alarming or not) of police officers confiscating cameras, or prosecuting individuals who video tape police interactions with private citizens. In one case this year, a motorcyclist with a helmet video camera recorded a police officer drawing a gun on him during a traffic stop had his computers and cameras taken by police from his home for felony wiretapping for recording the incident. (Source: ABC News affiliate http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0410/725740.html) In another case a man with home surveillance video was arrested and charged with felony wiretapping when he showed the video to police of a detective forcing his way into his private residence. (Source: The Nashua Telegraph: http://fnhp.com/thelist/Nashua-Gannon_Karlis.html) In another New Hampshire incident, a man was charged with felony wiretapping for videotaping the police response to an underage drinking party. (Source: Seacoast Online: http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20100706-NEWS-100709886) In Maryland, a women was arrested and her cell phone taken for trying to record an instance of abuse of power by police. (Source: Southern Maryland Newspapers: http://www.somdnews.com/stories/06162010/entetop162348_32195.shtml) There's a case in Boston of a man being charged with felony wiretapping for recording police at an anti-war rally. (Source: Boston.com Local News http://www.boston.com/news/local/ma.../12/police_fight_cellphone_recordings/?page=3) I believe this is a problematic trend and shows a desire for police to not be held accountable for their actions. Does anyone have other stories or a differing opinion?