Report: Citizen Videos of Cops Can Be Misleading
The photos and videos captured by civilians of arrests and other police activity often don't tell the whole story and often create more confusion than clarity, according to this WBZ-TV report.
April 17, 2012
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Cecilio Mendez @ 4/23/2012 1:47 PM
This reminds me of the four blinded men who tried to describe an elephant. The one holding the tail said it was like a rope. The one holding the leg said it was like a tree trunk. The one holding the trunk said it was like a snake. The one holding the tusks said it was like a spear. All were WRONG! These days it is wiser to hear the one thousand words, before believing any photo...
Jackson Hounds @ 5/11/2013 3:53 PM
Intimidation and Robbery both seem relatively clearly defined by the officers in these photos. Both of which are clearly defined in Black's Law as criminal. There are no signs of active evasion, or combativeness from the citizens. Clear and understood communication must be proven by both sides to have legal conviction by the law. It must also be proven to protect against wrongdoing. Any amount of excessive or unnecessary force is considered brutality. The question is not whether you walk away with your job, it is whether you department is sued for misconduct. You might be tight with your justice department and it's judges, but it is starting to become an item of contention where I live as to whether silence & denial is to be termed active complicity.
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