posted on Apr, 12 2008 @ 04:35 AM
Given the amount of power that police have at their discretion, and given how easily they can abuse this power, I can only hope that video/audio
surveilance of ALL police interactions with citizens becomes mandatory.
In general, I oppose a "surveilance society" but in this case it's a win-win situation. It protects the citizen and it also protects the police
(assuming that they keep their actions within the boundary of law). We've all seen countless videos posted of police misbehaviour, and there is
little doubt that the existence of these have had an impact. From Rodney King to "Don't tase me bro" and everything in between the public has been
more well informed of abuses as well as the police being aware that they may experience repercussions for their actions.
Tape every police interaction as a matter of course and there can never be a "he said she said" situation at all. What ever may have happened is
clear to see and there can be little room for misinterpretation of it. There maybe be a large cost associated with such a law but in my opinion, it
would be money well spent.
[edit on 12-4-2008 by SystemiK]