Originally posted by thewholepicture
Let me put this as simple as possible.
If they had nothing to hide, then they would welcome the cameras.
If you had nothing to hide, the let us search your house and car. If you had nothing to hide, let me see your bank account information. If you had
nothing to hide, post your social security number here for us. If you have nothing to hide..........
The if you have nothing to hide argument is a BS argument, as well as dangerous. I dont have anything to hide, but unless the cop has a warrant to
search my house, he is s.o.l. Not allowing an action is not indicative of guilt, on the contrary its indicitive of people not giving up their
Let me put this as simple as possible. We are wired from head to toe with Video from our dash cams, body microphones to record, Tasers are fitted with
video and auiod. States out west are placing cameras onto duty weapons, and there is a company created a video device that can go on officers
With all of that, everyone under the sun with cellphone camers, CCTV cameras everywhere, from parking lots to buildings to streets department (they
place cams at intersections for traffic flow) to ATM machines, we could care less about cameras.
The argument people are trying to make is based off a few incidents that make the news and then make there way here. People portray these incidents as
an everyday standard occurence with law enforcement across the US, and not to burst anyones bubbles, is baseless. In the case of the video here, it
was posted with absolutely no information, no reference, no setup and no explanation aside from the blues beat some guy down, and even then details
people statedt did not even occur (beat in the back / head/ handcuffed then beat).
What we are seeing is the logical progression of technology and laws. When a lot of these laws were created, there were no cellphones present (or they
were still expensive and owned by only wealthy people). The laws on the books only dealt with auido and recording in a gernal sense
If anyone gets time check out their State or Municipal websites and look at the law section if they have it. A lot of these laws were put in place
before a lot of us were even born, and have been adapted by either lawmakers or by case law from court rulings.
Up in the pacific northwest a police agency was driving around known drug areas using thermal imagaing to peer through houses. People who had plant
growing operations were standing out for obvious reasons. Eventually it went to court and was ruled unconstitutional because it violated the 4th
Cameras these days is going through the exact same process.
99.9% of LEO's could care less about being recorded...
edit on 8-1-2011 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)
edit on 8-1-2011
by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)