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Growing Number of Prosecutions for Recordings Cops

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Hits: 17968 | Favorites: 3 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 2.9 | Category: News & Politics | Date: 07/26/2010
 
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xiquiripat
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2419 Posts
Monday, August 9, 2010 6:46:10 PM
Silly citizens. Only the government is allowed to wiretap.

manorrd
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3000 Posts
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:08:33 PM
So, are there growing prosecutions when people video tape a cop, say, helping a little old lady cross the street? Of course not. But catch them pulling a Rodney King and posting it on Youtube...

dang007
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 587 Posts
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 7:58:36 AM
>>>The issue is that you don't know if the person you`re stopping knows how to resolve situations without force or what the situation actually is. <<<

So what. By your argument cops should walk around with an M-16 loaded and ready. I mean you never know when you might run into someone that you need to put down before they touch you.

Police signed up for the job. A dangerous, scary, never know what the h//l will happen or if I die today job. I have great respect for them but they knew the risks when they joined. They do not get to use the risks as excuses for bad behavior later.

dang007
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 587 Posts
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 7:53:22 AM
>>>Lay persons will not understand the methods. <<<


BS

GosuPaul
Male, 18-29, Western US
 517 Posts
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:17:00 AM
I agree, this is definitely an issue. Especially since lots of times in court, it's word against word when it comes to less prominent police activity like a traffic stop or upholding of a smaller crime. When it`s a police officer`s word vs a teenager`s (skate videos), a speeding motorcyclist, or even, dare I say, a minority, the police officer`s usually going to be believed.

"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"

Or, more commonly known.

"Who will watch the watchmen?"

If we can`t videotape, record, or surveil our policemen, what will keep them in check?

Plato believed their values and morals would. Plato, clearly, wasn`t from around here.

In a place where protection and duty is worth only as much as a paycheck, we really can`t count on that.

Power to the people baby. =)

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