You know, it’s very telling when a Communist nation starts legally guaranteeing civil liberties that the old bastion of Freedom–the good ol’ US of A–still holds in contempt (or just remains agnostic about). Look, I’m not “anti-cop” (let’s just get this straight right now), but I am pro-freedom and I am pro-accountability. There are some bad apples out there, and the public needs all the tools available to find them.
“Police should accept public monitoring and get used to implementing the law in front of cameras if members of the public record the actions without hindering law enforcement,” CCTV reported, citing the new protocol.
Source: Chinese free to film police – as long as they don’t get in the way | South China Morning Post
Who watches the Watchmen? Ford Motor Company, apparently.
Everyone’s seen a cop driving like a jerk: Double parking and blocking traffic. Cruising down the highway way beyond the speed limit, with no suspect to run down. Blatantly texting while driving. Pulling the old turn-on-the-siren-just-long-enough-to-run-the-red-light trick. And for anyone who’s fantasized about making a citizen’s arrest of one of their city’s finest, police departments soon will be able to track how their cops are driving, and when they’re behaving badly.
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It’s about time that someone INSIDE the police force took a stand for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Now, if only the rest of the country could follow suit.
She bans DC cops from confiscating cell cameras or harrassing their owners.
Source: DC police chief announces shockingly reasonable cell camera policy | Ars Technica