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originally posted by: RickyD
a reply to: andy06shake
You obviously don't know the laws most places have that protect people on their own property. If police do not announce themselves where I am from they are not protected... I'm pretty sure a quick Google search will provide examples if you care to look.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: Grimpachi
One reason is using names of informants.
There can be nefarious reasons for doing anything. That doesn’t mean there are only nefarious reasons for it. I’m glad you’re “sure” nobody would want to see that and I admit it was a bit of a silly example. The fact remains that those who demand continuous recording and access to the recording by anybody who wants it are pushing for things they have zero reason or right to.
If there is footage of informants that could be handled by blanking it later or not releasing it by the purview of authority through the legal system.
As for continuous recording officers that can be made mandatory. It should be part of the job. Surveillance of employees is a common thing when they are at work.
The good cops are under more scrutiny because of the actions of the bad ones.
If they self-policed the bad ones the public would have more trust in them, but because that doesn't seem to be happening
Meh. It happens. Getting to watch video of cops taking a crap on the job isn’t going to change it for the better, or worse.
All that does is change who it is that’s censoring the video, effectively kicking the can down the road. I get that officers manipulating video is a problem, but simply letting somebody else manipulate the video isn’t really a solution. It’s already logged when an officer activates and deactivated the camera, and when it’s muted.
Employees aren’t surveilled in the bathroom. You haven’t addressed that at all.
Not really. Good cops are under more scrutiny because everybody has a cell phone, a Facebook law degree, and a media who’s foaming at the mouth for anything they can spin into a police brutality and/or racial incident.
it would be obvious manipulation and a jury of peers 9 out of 10 times would see it for what it is.
I thought you admitted you were being silly.
The media doesn't report on even half of what is caught on people's cell phones.