Sunday, August 7, 2011 4:53:21 PM
@ Mongulman - If cops didn't arrest people for doing lawful things, then these videos would stop attracting attention. I will admit, I am biased. I think every instance the public deals with the police should be video tapped. This is to protect both the police and the people.
Thursday, August 4, 2011 3:42:12 PM
Mogulman, I can understand your point of view, but these videos keep police in check (well let's hope so anyhow).
Pertaining to your second paragraph, in my humble opinion, to compare a police officer to teachers, builders etc is a stretch. If a teacher has a bad day and takes it out on you youâ€™re able to defend yourself verbally or physically. If a police officer takes it out on you, you can`t exactly do the same, unless you want to be arrested, tazed, beaten or worst. Choosing to become a police officer comes with a different set of rules. I have nothing but respect for the police, but if they abuse the power that they are entrusted (<-- important word here) with, then they should be made example of. Videos of these disgraceful acts can serve as a warning not to abuse their power.
You are right though, we should consider that for the most part police do make our lives better, and not let the actions of a few sully the name of the rest.