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26 August 2011

Cops Are Going To Need To Learn The Law Eventually

Dear Mr. Police Officer in the video,

I understand that you probably found the whole need for the encounter annoying and time-wasting, but the reality is that citizens have the right to keep an eye on those who are empowered to take away our liberties, namely law enforcement officials. The power that we give to police comes with an expectation that we will be able to check any abuse of that power. The easiest and most legal way of doing that is filming law enforcement while they're in the performance of their duty. You're all going to have to learn to deal with it. Frankly, that makes me more comfortable because I figure the bad seed among you, admittedly a minority, will learn to keep themselves in check if they know that at any moment someone could start recording their actions and holding them accountable. Thanks for your service.

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