The right to keep and bear cameras

July 27, 2012

On the one hand, I think this is good advice. On the other, I think it’s a pity that distrust of police has become so widespread. That’s the impression I have, at least; not that I’ve ever experienced any police brutality. (The worst encounter I’ve had was a cop who tried to shake me down. He wasn’t abusive, he was just annoyingly persistent.)

The Best Way to Protect Your Rights is to Exercise Them

You have Constitutional rights by virtue of being a citizen of the United States of America. They have been bought and paid for with the blood of patriots who understood that freedom is anything but free. These rights do not depend on your income, race, religion, the clothes you wear or the car you drive. […]

Citizens should arm themselves with existing inexpensive audio/video recording equipment. This is what some term, “the right to keep and bear cameras.” When dealing with abusive law enforcement, proof of events is an absolute must if your rights are to be preserved. If you are arrested and charged with the typical quota-induced misdemeanor and choose to fight the relatively inexpensive charge, you need proof. While the state bears the burden of proof, according to the legal books, in reality the word of a police officer often trumps the word of the citizen regardless of the lack of evidence. The reality is today the citizen is guilty until proven innocent. Recording devices are helping curb this injustice.

This guy’s vehicle is definitely a ‘Project Car’. But there are some good suggestions in the clip without going whole hog and armoring your ride.

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