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28 June 2011

Cameras and Cops

I heard a great line the other day on Armstrong and Getty in a segment on people videotaping cops in the line of their duty. They said "Cameras are the new guns in the war on tyranny". I thought that was dead-on. How much more of an impact does it have when you see camera footage from someone's phone on the streets of Egypt that just reading about it. It's one of the reasons that the Arab Spring has had such legs. Now we can see exactly what is happening. The more of this we can get the better. I hope that our courts find there way to throwing out the attempts by government to suppress people's rights to videotape government officials in action. I don't believe that we should be prohibited from broadcasting government agents' actions. That would be a dangerous road.

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