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Should citizens be permitted to film police officers in the line of duty without fear of legal retribution?

  • Civil servitude demands transparency...

    Police officers serve, and are financed by the public, which makes them accountable to public. The only way that accountability can be ensured is through transparency, so any deterrent of that transparency, filming/reporting on their actions, especially in the line of duty, can be perceived as an effort to evade accountability. If the spectator poses no impediment to the pursuit of justice, the purported aim of said civil servant, then I see no reason why legal retaliation should/would follow.

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