The police do not run the stop light camera program, its a seperate entity within city government.
Waht about dashboard cams in squad cars? Would laws like this affect those?
City authorizes it, so it does count. The city essentially says it can spy on us, have cameras up on us, and bill us if we break one of their rules. But we can't film them, we can't spy on them, and we can't demand accountability and responsibility in the actions and duties of the City's police.
So this legislation covers your city councilmen, and city trash collectors too?
I guess not? I dunno.
Its a ****ing retarded law, made by...... LEGISLATORS unlike what some folks in this thread seem to be focused on, as if cops makes the laws.
Where did the motivation for this retarded law come from? Probably from ignorant ass "Police Unions" which I also could give two ****s about.
Where do their concerns come from? Probably a number of various topics, many of which haven't been bothered to be mentioned in this thread, safety for the officer and his family as people post videos of officers doing their job to Facebook and now everyone knows this guy is an officer so they can blast his ass when he is in public off duty with his family, not to mention officers who wish to work in undercover positions some day and now every two bit thug wanna be knows what they look like, etc.
But of course, any time the police are mentioned, first thing to come to peoples minds aren't that that police are members of the public just like everyone else, its "EVIL ABUSIVE RIGHTS VIOLATING BASTARDS!" when this situation occurs very infrequently.
Thanks Mainstream Media!
The specific legislation was to isolate the police from being caught doing things they shouldn't be. The law did not cover others, so I assume it's still ok to video tape the garbage man if you want. Councilmen, depending on where you're at probably have a system of laws and lawyers in place to prevent their indiscretions from being found out.
So thats what the legislation says? To keep the police from being caught doing things they shouldn't be?
I know you have an axe to grind with authority, but come on, a little intellectual honesty is appretiated.
There's very little reason beyond trying to stifle the influx of videos taken by average citizens which show acts of police misconduct. Otherwise, what's the point? There has not be an increase in civilian casualty due to video taping cops. There's no real "public safety" concerns associated with it. Thus the simplest of answers is that this is done in order to prevent people from video taping cops such that one can then subsequently prevent any video taken which may have depicted misconduct from being put on the internet or otherwise brought to the attention of the People.
So, basically, you make up what you think (or want to think) is the reason for the legislation and then present it as fact.
Thats what we call intellectual honesty these days?
You, of course, are free to counter-argue the point.
All I can say to this, is that it is your opinion that this is the reason for the legislation.
I don't know what the reason why they made the law is.
I just know its a stupid ****ing law, and Im not in the mood to play devil's advocate and defend it.
That's fine. I'm not requiring you to defend it. I'm saying that there was nothing illogical or dishonest about the argument I put forth. I think that I performed a sufficient job at outlining my line of thought and I don't think it's immediately invalid or dishonest.