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07 December 2010

War on Cameras

Radley Balko with Reason is consistently on top of police-abuse stories and he has written an exhaustive article about the recent trend toward keeping people from filming or audio-recording police while they're doing their job. I think this is a dangerous trend and a clear violation of our rights. Mr. Balko has covered multiple stories of recordings directly contradicting police testimony. If not for those recordings, the accused would have been punished for actions that they did not commit. Police officers are, for the most part, honorable people trying to protect their communities, but they are in a position of extreme power over the community and that requires checks and balances from the community. Recording encounters with the police is the obvious solution to police abuse.

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