Saturday, August 28, 2010

Denver Police beating videos, captured by the police's own cameras!

I haven't been posting much lately and in fact I haven't been watching or reading much news or reading many blogs, just a handful and skimming them at that. However there have been some interesting things happening. The most angering from my perspective has got to be the two police videos that recently emerged showing Denver cops beating people up. Copblock covers the story well and provides the two videos.

One of the most interesting facts about these two cases is that in both cases the damning video was actually filmed by the ubiquitous government cameras. Many of which were paid for by money the city got for hosting the democratic convention. At the time the police were claiming that they would help solve all kinds of crimes. I haven't heard much about the cameras and how helpful they have been in solving everyday crime, but they have been helpful in exposing the criminal behavior of the police themselves. I don't expect this is what the police thought would be the end result of all of these cameras, they may not have wanted the things in the first place had they known.

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