Police the police

  • Article by: William Saletan , Slate
  • Updated: August 26, 2013 - 11:32 AM

WASHINGTON - Here’s a simple rule for any government agency that monitors or polices Americans: If you get to watch us, we get to watch you.

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pumiceAug. 21, 1312:59 PM

The thesis of the article: "Here’s a simple rule for any government agency that monitors or polices Americans: If you get to watch us, we get to watch you." To paraphrase: "We know now that Big Brother is watching us. Even if we agree that it is necessary for Big Brother to watch us, and we acknowledge that Big Brother has absolutely pure intentions, it is imperative that someone watch Big Brother."

RankenFyleAug. 21, 13 2:47 PM

Check....and balance.

raybeamAug. 21, 13 3:00 PM

It's time that each officer of the Minneapolis Police Department be required to record audio and or video at all times. The credibility of their reports and their testimony in court is made worthless by their constant and well documented lies. There were five officers in the basement with Terrance Franklin when MPD killed him. At least one of these officers very likely had an audio device that recorded the scuffle. If so, let's hear it.

metoo7Aug. 21, 13 3:06 PM

Are Americans finally waking up? Gosh I hope so.

davehougAug. 21, 13 5:35 PM

GOOD cops will appreciate recording. Bad cops want nobody looking. There was this same argument to taping confessions. Turned out juries had no trouble convicting when seeing the whole thing. Tougher to recant or claim police brutality.

kkjerAug. 21, 13 6:43 PM

As retired cop who has several permanent injuries, my advice to young people don't be a cop, and to all who are cops quit now and get a decent paying job. Nobody appreciates you anyway, so why go through retirement with disabilities.

drfranktAug. 21, 13 8:04 PM

Police the Police....AND the Policemen's Union!

raybeamAug. 21, 1310:24 PM

O.k. kkjer, what's your point? Are you lamenting the good ol' days when cops could bust heads and lie about it without having to worry some dang tax-payer with a video camera might expose cop thuggery? Your police profession has utterly failed in holding members accountable for misconduct. You've brought this scrutiny upon yourselves.

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