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More and more we are hearing stories of police overstepping their reach and going beyond their call of serving and protecting the public. But more and more it is not just empty accusations because we can now video record their actions with camera phones, mini cams and other devices. But rather than addressing their behavior, cities are passing laws forbidding the taping of their officers?

Some will say that the average Joe has no idea what these poor officers go through every day. That does not give them the right to abuse the people, or does it? What do you think?
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  • seattleman 2013/07/06 16:45:05
    Are the police out of control and abusing their power?
    seattleman
    +1
    Fair question.

    I think the answer is the same as it has been since well before Rodney King's beating was caught on film. All too often: Yes.

  • Match seattleman 2013/07/06 17:06:31 (edited)
    Match
    +1
    Ya know. We see this stuff more and more and more every day. And we are supposed to feel bad for cops when someone kills them. For me its hard to do.

    Cool video
  • Haruko Haruhara 2013/07/05 21:26:59
    Are the police out of control and abusing their power?
    Haruko Haruhara
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    It's funny that when one side gets "abused" by the police, it's law and order and it's all right. But when the other side gets a taste of it, it's "abuse" and the police are out of control.
    My daddy told me about the 60s. You want to talk about out of control?
  • Betty jo 2013/07/05 21:00:57
    Are the police out of control and abusing their power?
    Betty jo
    +2
    Some are out of control and shouldn't wear the uniform.
  • Aingean 2013/07/05 20:42:22
    Are the police out of control and abusing their power?
    Aingean
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    There are some awesome cops that do any amazing job, like the one in Midwest City, Ok saving that little girl a few days ago from a man holding a knife on her. Some do get out of line and they should be dealt with but not all cops are bad.
  • Commander McBragg 2013/07/05 20:39:47
    Are the police doing a fine upstang job?
    Commander McBragg
    What are some sample laws against taping police? I know I will move out of this place if they do that here.
  • Match Command... 2013/07/05 20:40:47 (edited)
    Match
    +4
    illegal to tape the police
  • Command... Match 2013/07/05 21:00:07 (edited)
    Commander McBragg
    +1
    I had previously looked into this and found that in a majority of these cases do not involve actual laws being passed but merely police intimidations and bluffs. In fact, many of these charges were dropped and the cases were thrown out. The first one was put in Stossel's "illegal in America" and he explains that. What I was curious about was where actual laws were passed.
    In my area, and in many areas in America the "right to lie" and to bluff runs the gamut. Businesses can send you tickets that look official and even bear the address of the court on them. But they cannot do anything to you-as in if you run a red light and they do not have your picture. Most people think they can, though, and send in money. There is no law against sending money to the court even when you don't have to and they cannot legally order you to do so or to narc on family members driving your car except they can try-and you have to be smart enough to not be intimidated or rich enough to defend yourself.
  • Command... Command... 2013/07/05 21:15:07
    Commander McBragg
    Judge Rejects Eavesdropping Charges for Recording Police

    Jacob Sullum|Sep. 20, 2011 4:17 pm

    Michael Allison, an Illinois man who faced a potential sentence of 75 years in prison for recording police officers and attempting to tape his own trial, caught a break last week when a state judge declared the charges unconstitutional. "A statute intended to prevent unwarranted intrusions into a citizen’s privacy cannot be used as a shield for public officials who cannot assert a comparable right of privacy in their public duties," wrote Circuit Court Judge David Frankland. "Such action impedes the free flow of information concerning public officials and violates the First Amendment right to gather such information." http://reason.com/blog/2011/0...
  • Match Command... 2013/07/06 06:45:33
    Match
    +1
    I understand that some were dropped. The troubling aspect is that they even think that they have the right to do it in the first place. And it shows where we are going.
  • Billy M Match 2013/07/05 21:25:31
    Billy M
    +2
    Hey these pigs have shot Chihuahuas. The could have let the owner in hand cuffs call the dog back to the car.
  • EmersonRose 2013/07/05 20:22:43
    Are the police out of control and abusing their power?
    EmersonRose
    +2
    Nowdays, it's crap, throw your butt in jail, for any little thing! When I was a kid we got a warning & told to get home! I'd be doing 20 years by today standards! BS!
  • Billy M Emerson... 2013/07/05 20:27:12
    Billy M
    +2
    Them lawyers have a lavish lifestyle to support. The politicians tell you they are tough on crime but don't tell you what it is going to cost being tough.
  • Emerson... Billy M 2013/07/05 21:05:31
    EmersonRose
    +1
    Agree!
  • Match Emerson... 2013/07/05 20:31:57 (edited)
    Match
    +7
    We also now have prison or profit. http://texashistory.unt.edu/a... prison for profit
  • Emerson... Match 2013/07/05 21:06:11
    EmersonRose
    lol
  • Stoner Match 2013/07/05 21:56:02
  • The_Wisest_of_Fools 2013/07/05 20:17:20
    Are the police out of control and abusing their power?
    The_Wisest_of_Fools
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    There are thousands of police out there that go about their jobs doing good on a daily basis and not overstepping their power. You wont hear about those police officers because that's not news. A police officer that shoots someone is news so you hear about it. This creates the illusion that police officers as a whole are terrible people. So no, police officers as a whole are not out of control, but the ones that are should be punished as such.
  • Billy M The_Wis... 2013/07/05 20:30:22
    Billy M
    +1
    The only reason they do it is because they know they can get away with it. We only catch a few. Hey, Holder is their role model, what can we expect.

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