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    The police get to carry guns, and the public gets to carry cell phones. Maine ACLU

    "Police departments across Maine should take steps to train officers to respect the rights of members of the public to observe and record police activities," said Zachary Heiden, legal director for the ACLU of Maine. "Police officers may not like being recorded, but personal recordings are an important check on potential abuses. The police get to carry guns, and the public gets to carry cell phones."

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    If they have nothing to hide, why are they afraid of being recorded?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    "Police departments across Maine should take steps to train officers to respect the rights of members of the public to observe and record police activities," said Zachary Heiden, legal director for the ACLU of Maine. "Police officers may not like being recorded, but personal recordings are an important check on potential abuses. The police get to carry guns, and the public gets to carry cell phones and guns."
    Fixed it for him.
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    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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