Why is there ever any question that those employed “to serve and protect” everyone are not subject to evaluation by everyone?
Radley Balko points out a case of an Oregan man who “is trying to force the Portland Police Bureau to take a formal position on whether it’s OK for civilians to videotape cops — with sound — in public places.”
Of course it’s okay. Unless they have something to hide. And what cop doesn’t have something to hide?
If I had my way, on-duty cops would all have forehead cameras and GPS toup?es streaming real-time sound, video, and coordinates for all to see.
If you claim to serve and protect me, without my consent, at least have the courtesy to leave absolutely no doubt about your actions.
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