Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cienna Madrid on a Spooky New Police Videotaping Plan

Posted by on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 6:00 AM

The SPD says more police filming of peaceful protesters will mean more transparency.

A new Seattle Police Department (SPD) reform aimed at "Protecting Constitutional Rights" may instead infringe on citizens' rights to peacefully assemble in public.

The troublesome measure—which, ironically, comes in response to the Justice Department's demand that the SPD clean up its act—calls on the Seattle City Council to approve legislation that would allow police officers to "proactively film" peaceful protests and public demonstrations on the off chance that they devolve into violence.

 

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