I don't agree with allowing cops to hide behind this legislation to avert accountability. However, I do believe the video and audio should be released but freely to those who are directly involved,i.e., family, witnesses and those people whose name ends up on the police report or who could get a subpoena to appear in court. For example, my elderly mother-in-law required the police to do a welfare check and ultimately have her committed to a hospital for early dimentia. The cops walked all throughout her home (she lives alone) and could be filming the whole time with body cams. A nefarious person could FOIA that footage if they saw the commotion and would have a full inventory of her house in order to plan a robbery.
So before we just allow anyone to grab the footage to do with it what they want there needs to be some guidelines and limitations. As far as I'm concerned if the cops are dealing with me in my house that's between me and the cops not someone looking to make a viral video who is not directly involved......my 2 cents worth.
I'm in. Let's get rid of all pens and paper, I'm sure the government doesn't mind providing iPads and Surface Pro 3's to every living person in America so that they can effectively take notes and pass them to their friends. Hell, we shouldn't stop there they should also provide us all with a free Office 365 account and cloud email storage (that way they can read it even easier).
What a brilliant idea. After reading this gem of a story now I fully understand why we're going to be screwed by Terrorists..... because this is the best that our government Asshats can come up with. No wonder they can only thwart the terror plots that they manufacture as opposed to real ones.
I find it interesting the Hillary blames Facebook, Twitter and Youtube for inciting radicalization and pretty much glorifying radical islam. The problem is not with those media's which are individually sought out. The problem is with the over the top press and media coverage by the television news outlets. They know they are going to get lots of coverage. It's not terrorism unless you able to instill terror in lots of people and not just those in the immediate area. As long as we put it front and center and give every pundit talking point time and extensive video coverage this problem will not cease. I don't think it would be as rampant (mass shootings not associated with terroism as well) if they didn't get the news coverage. What they're doing just wouldn't be as effective without the big media blasting all over the TV night after night after night.
We're in luck, just saw a new ad from Levi's and the GAP, they are introducing encrypted pockets in all of their jeans. Because, up till now, accessing your pockets is like accessing your home so to afford us new protections there will be adding encryption to the back pocket to protect the POPO from gaining access to your phone.
Is this guy an Asshat or does he just play one in real life.
Imagine the world in which Ann Barstow lives, we could create an entire cottage industry of angry Astro Turfers making negative comments on every communication that they want taken down by utilizing the bastardized DMCA process.
I think Ann and a whole lot of others need to re-read the constitution because no-where anywhere does it say you have the right to not be offended....... Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness maybe....... but being offended that's going to happen no matter what glass bubble you live in.
I guess this apple fell and rolled down the hill and came to rest under a Pear Tree.
WTF..... Have we not learned anything over the past 8 years. Pull AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, TMOBILE and every other ISP's dick out of your mouth and grow a pair otherwise its dumbass statements like this will have you watching the elections from your easy chair in lieu of being involved with them.
What did you expect. I must have missed the part where Blake pulled the knife. We need better cameras, its just not fair that we weren't able to pick up the knife wielding, the resisting arrest, etc parts of that take down. Shame on us.
We live in a world full of Asshats wearing blue uniforms.
I've run into too much of this with Lenovo. We pulled the plug on all Lenovo's last year. We liked their M93P boxes for out on the manufacturing floor because of small footprint and wifi capable. Unfortunately, they have a bad habit of generating IPv6 broadcast storms basically shutting down the network. We traced the storms to several machines that didn't even have IPv6 enabled.
Good Bye...so long. We only have about 350 users but that's 350 less Lenovo's. Someone needs to pull their head out of their asses otherwise they will lose all of their business customers.
The only real reason Ulanoff could possibly want to require registration of real names is for retaliation purposes. Who gives a rats ass if the person's real name is used or not....unless of course you want to spin up a retaliation offensive against that person thereby attempting to chill free speech through online reverse bullying. This is about as hypocritical as you can get. Again, there is absolutely no reason to know the real identify of a anonymous poster unless you had plans to retaliate or go after them. I guess Ulanoff isn't ready to show his cards on that one.
There was a time when I would tell my son that no matter what do what officers tell you to do. There is no reason to question their intent or motives they're just doing their job. Thank god for smart-phones. I no longer believe that the majority of cops a good. I think the majority of cops start out good and then get corrupted by the intoxication of power and what they can do to you and get away with. For every smart-phone video where the cops get caught just imagine how many peoples civil rights they violate that are not caught of film. This is the tip of the iceberg, these are not isolated occurrences these are Standard Operating procedures that include the solidarity of the blue wall to protect them from accountability. Truly we are seeing 1% of these violations. Welcome to the new world order of the U.S. Police State. I don't think it was this bad or rampant in East Germany during their heyday of civilian rights violations. Something has to change.
I'm a daily reader of Techdirt and for the most part the site is right on point. Here you guys totally missed the mark. Talk about stifling free speech. What the hell does a red skinned (new potato) have to do with a football team. Why don't we just ban red skinned new potatos since they are obviously racist and if we ban them there is not commerce issue and we don't have to worry about USPTO or any LIBERAL getting the feelings hurt or panties all wadded. This article is such a disappointment at so many levels.
You guys missed the mark, the boat, the barn, everything.
I'm of Irish background and find the term Mick offensive. We should ban all businesses that have a "Mc" in their name. Let's start with McDonalds, I think you guys can carry that torch for me. It's disparaging and hurts my feelings.
Who taught you English. you're not even ranting coherently (sorry was that too big of a word). Maybe you haven't realized just how politics and the machine works. Feed crap to the sheeple as much as you can and as often as you can and you can rewrite history. I saw the show since my wife had it on, thought it was a pretty lame attempt to "set the record straight". Maybe you didn't catch that nuance from the liberal left (that's Hollywood to you). Pull you head out.......then wash your face.
The answer is "HELL NO". They are already doing damage control. I watched the latest NCIS show last night that portrayed an NSA agent (who will most likely be joining the NCIS Team) who was an analyst. They made a joke (kinda) several times where the character Abbey accused the NSA of spying.... and the canned response was so bad, "You know we can't do that without a court order". She said it on 3 different occasions as if that is the definitive testimony to the truth. It's the old adage, if you repeat a lie enough times it becomes the truth. I wonder if Dianne Feinstein (Frankenstein) had her liberal cronies write that into the script.
Here we go with a the new model. I copyright troll invents software to identify copyright violations so that whenever their fellow copyright trolls try to do the same they can troll on them with patent infringement lawsuits. I would love nothing better than to watch one copyright troll going after another copyright troll over how they're trolling for business.