The first link is from Illinois, the second from Massachusetts.
This is a post derived from an article in the AJC, which also previously reported that APD agrees in your right to record the police.
You argument would hold more weight had the post referred to the APD's acknowledgement of your right to record police and noted that this incident has come to light with the help of a citizen recording the police.
There is no argument that the officer is out of line and that there are problems with leadership inside the APD. There is yet another article today highlighting APD officers negligence in understanding their job duties.
However it doesn't excuse ignoring facts that this site complains about on a daily basis that actually conforms to the accepted viewpoint.
Really, after all of the articles on her about police departments going after citizens for filming their officers you feel the need to attack a department because they AGREE that you do have that right.
My point is not that this incident was right in any manner, simply that always attacking and not ever giving props when a correct decision or interpretation is made does not help anyone.
I have no doubt this officers record shows signs of a lack of leadership within the APD, we should note that the department has issued a statement that they will not interfere with a citizens right to record police activity in public.
After all the talk here about the issue, it makes me question the motives of the people posting the articles when you overlook something so relevant as allowing recording of police officers to post only the negative.
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