An Interesting Turn
So the ACLU wants all government cameras off for the Inauguration:
- Civil rights groups are concerned that the police will violate their rights during the Inauguration protests so they intend to record their behavior. Meanwhile, the ACLU is demanding that the police turn off their body worn cameras during the events.
D.C. Police say their policy is to only record when there is a police activity and they do not consider monitoring protests an activity.
“We are concerned what they will do with the data,” says Monica Hopkins-Maxwell of the District of Columbia ACLU.
Ironically, at the same time the ACLU demands that the police not record their activities, they have launched a new app called “Mobile Justice” that encourages others to record law enforcement.
In light of the potential for directed disruption (leftists), terrorism (local and international), and 'protests' that morph into something more sinister, we'd think the every camera in the nation ought to be turned on this Friday.
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