Monday, May 18, 2015

Video

Police video that makes the police look good rarely makes the news.  Police punching someone without explanation frequently makes the news; if it bleeds, it leads school of journalism.  The news is more about sensationalism than about informing people.

Out of context nearly all police violence looks bad. Video does not tell the whole story. Video does not show what the officer thinks or believes is happening. It shows what the camera sees and we watch it in the safety of our own homes. 

There are 800,000+ police in the United States. Some of them are incompetent, poorly trained, and yes, even evil. Finding a few minutes of bad clips of video taken over a period of ten years is not hard and I see it on the Internet all the time, usually with mostly the same clips.  Consider you are always on video whenever you are in uniform, that's what the SGT Says.

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