Re: Policing the police
I think we would then need to create a group of citizens to watch over the group of citizens who are watching over the police.
They might also need an oversight group....
Seriously, the problem I see here is interfering with legitimate police activities. Let's say you are a police officer undertaking what is often the most dangerous part of your duties - stopping a car at night. While you're trying to focus on the occupants of the car, some guy pulls up and parks nearby (probably unlawfully) and gets out to film you. At a minimum, this is going to distract you from the job at hand. Which could conceivably get you killed.
Is the person filming you just a random person filing you? Is he / she affiliated with the people in the car setting up to film an attack on you (the way some of these street goons like to film their attacks on random passers-by)?
I think this is an area fraught with problems - including potential abuse by the "watchdogs".
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