Wednesday, 14 April 2010 06:54
There's no doubt about it, sometimes an extremely small part of the Law Enforcement community, do not uphold the standards for which the stand.
It's a shame CC doesn't have the bandwidth to post all the footage of Police Officers across North America doing their job, with tact, respect and honour.
Not only does it out weight the minute amount of wrong doing. It is a far better gauge and more accurate representation of the Police in general.
Are Cameras the New Guns? (external - login to view)
In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity. In at least three states, it is now illegal to record any on-duty police officer.
- DICTATORSHIP (external - login to view)
Even if the encounter involves you and may be necessary to your defense, and even if the recording is on a public street where no expectation of privacy exists.
I disagree with that 100%. As a public servant, in the act of dispensing the law, they are and should be, held to a higher standard. In so doing, their actions should be a matter of public domain and scrutiny. So long as it does not infringe upon their safety, or their private lives.
I know several officers who are both patrol and tactical officers. Recently I saw them with their Police motorcycles lined up at a Timmies, the whole motorcycle crew. It was an awesome pic, I had to take. I wanted them in the shot, standing next to their bikes, but unfortunately, that was out of the question. I can appreciate why, can some of you?
No, some of them are on tac teams and therefor their identities have to be kept under wraps.
But your response is highly illuminating. Not that I would have expected anything positive from someone that obviously sees the Police as a single unit of hate and violence.
I suppose we should get rid of police altogether and defend ourselves accordingly.
I'm already armed to the teeth, so I'm good. How about you stretch?
"In Maryland, it is a felony to record thuggish cops as they push around skateboarding teenagers, beat sports patrons, and pull guns on motorists for speeding."
Amazing how the politicians allow this stupid law. So where are the Tea Baggers to complain about this infringement of people's rights? Tapings protect everybody's rights. Therefore, the law should be overturned to protect everybody's interests.
I did have 2 rifles put away because our gov has tried too disarm us, but my dear son sold them while I was in Canada.