Metroid wrote:RugbyD wrote:And it's no coincidence that we frequently hear of police demandnig that recording devices be turned off or their data cleared.
I didn't watch the video in the link above, I've seen them numerous times though....anyway in an interview I watched with the girl that recorded one of the videos(there are two vids)she says after the young man was shot she backed inside the BART car she was riding in and a female officer ran up, started pounding on the windows, and demanded she hand over her camera. Of course she said no, that cop had no reason or right what so ever to demand her to hand over her camera. She obviously just wanted to make some very damning evidence disappear.
A friend of mine was walking down the streets of Chicago one or two years ago when she saw a small crowd around a few cops taking down a suspect and obviously using excessive force. She began filming the incident with her digital camera, which was forcibly taken from her when one of the cops saw it, before she had a chance to react. The cop held onto it until they hauled the guy away, erased the memory, and gave her back the camera. Disgusting. I don't think any action at all was taken against the officers involved.