Thursday, August 12, 2010

"Police Officers Don't Check Their Civil Rights at the Station House Door"

Mindblowing obtuseness, recorded by Radley Balko, from law enforcement officials regarding citizens recording police in public.

Says one official:
"They may have problems with some bad police officers in some of your urban areas. But we don't have those problems around here. All of our cops around here are good cops. This is a small town. Everyone knows everyone. If we had a bad police officer here, we'd know about it, I'd know about it, and he'd be out. There's just no reason for anyone to feel they need to record police officers in Crawford County."
As one commenter puts it: "I'm not sure how to react to that in a way that doesn't involve screaming at the top of my lungs."