Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Law of the land

One police officer recently was caught
on camera phone knocking a Critical
Mass cyclist off his bike, during a July
ride. The officer had sworn that the
cyclist ran into him and was disrupting
vehicular movement. Neither was the
case, as the citizen-held camera showed.

Citizens’ own surveillance of public protests
and activities “changes the dynamic” with
police, Siegel said. “No longer can the police
officer swear out a complaint that says A,
B and C and the video shows X, Y, Z.”



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