Sunday, October 3, 2010

score one for the good guys

remember the biker who had a gun shoved in his face by an off-duty cop after some high-speed stunts on a maryland freeway?




after he posted the video of the confrontation on youtube he was charged with felony wiretapping for recording the confrontation.

wtf?

luckily, the presiding judge also experienced a wtf moment and threw the case out.
Those of us who are public officials and are entrusted with the power of the state are ultimately accountable to the public. When we exercise that power in public fora, we should not expect our actions to be shielded from public observation.
which means.... if they can surveil us in public, we can do it back.

2 comments:

  1. Somebody nominate this judge to the federal Supreme Court! Then find 8 others who think just like him. (Yeah, right.)

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