Increasing Police Power Warrants Scrutiny
Written By: A. Barton Hinkle | Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
In 1991, George Holliday filmed the LAPD's arrest and beating of Rodney King. The videotape provoked national controversy. If a similar incident happened today, it might provoke something else: the arrest of George Holliday.
Cellphones and cameras with video-recording capability have become ubiquitous. This has led to an increase in the filming of police officers, which has led to a backlash: Cops have begun arresting those who film them, on charges such as interfering with an investigation - even when the filmer is not interfering and the officer is not investigating.
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