Thank Goodness for Video Cameras!

by Tom Palmer on March 1, 2009

BBC: “US ‘cell assault’ video released

But then, I’m a libertarian and believe in the presumption of innocence, limited government, and the rule of law. Some, in contrast, have called for banning video cameras that reveal police misconduct.

(Note: State video cameras to watch citizens are a rather different matter. But cameras to watch state employees — especially those who are authorized to use force — seem to have a very positive impact on behavior.)

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Henri Hein March 1, 2009 at 8:50 pm

I’m reminded of your post about Dua Khalil Aswad:
A Horror
http://tomgpalmer.com/2007/04/29/a-horror/
Though it didn’t have anything to do with state employees, it was an example of capturing a violent incident on video, thus exposing the brutality.

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