Thursday, July 31, 2008

Keep a video camera with you at all times

Redit led me to YouTube video exposes cop who attempted to cover up assault on bicyclist.



In general most policemen, like most people, are pretty good guys. I have several friends who are policemen. When a bad one turns up, there is some times a tendency for the police organization to rally around and protect the bad apple.

It may be a good idea to have a cheap video camera with you at all times.


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4 comments:

Diamond to Be said...

This video created quite the stir on some of the bicycle forums. The officer lost his gun and badge, and is the subject of an investigation of police brutality.

Crystal said...

So he had no cause for this? I was thinking that maybe he was trying to catch him for some reason (to arrest him or what not).

Seems odd that he'd do that with another cop next to him and so many people there to witness it (especially intodays day and age with all the videos).

Henry Cate said...

The news report implies the police officer just randomly picked out a biker. Given what we've seen I think the officer should spend some time in jail.

Henry Cate said...

"Seems odd that he'd do that with another cop next to him and so many people there to witness it ..."

I wonder if the officer just wasn't thinking. Some times in the excitment of the moment people start reacting, without thinking.