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Are cameras the new guns?

Concerned citizens sitting in their house notice someone outside their neighbor's house, looking in the window.
They get their camera in order to catch the peeping tom in the act.
The peeping tom turns out to be a police officer who was investigating their neighbor, and now the concerned citizens are in jail for recording a police officer on video.

It's becoming clear that the police are unwilling to be videotaped any longer, and here are some of the reasons why that has come to pass:

Peaceful protesters are gathered at a rally.
One police officer goes to his car and comes back to where an elderly man, one of the protesters, was sitting on the ground and the officer uses a pair of nunchucks to break the man's arm {compound fracture with bone protruding} in order to intimidate the rest of the crowd.

Another peaceful demonstration, where men dressed completely in black wearing black bandanas over their faces wade into the crowd and start fighting with people at random.
The police consider the crowd to have become unruly and begin launching tear gas and start to drive the protesters away.

A few clever protesters caught the men in black on video, and followed them after the demonstration was broken up ... back to the police station.
As it turns out, the men in black were in fact police officers who were deliberately trying to cause a riot in order to create an excuse for their fellow officers to break up the protest.

... So it seems that it's now illegal to videotape police, uniformed or otherwise, in three states and they are looking to expand the policy nationwide.
Personally, even as a Canadian, this makes me shudder: the police can do anything they want and get away with it as it is, but with video cameras recording them doing things they should not at least the citizens have some proof that the police are committing crimes, and can use such video evidence to warn the rest of us what they are doing.

Without the right to defend ourselves in this way we are all at their mercy, and since new police are being trained to see the general public as enemies {they even tell them that the founding fathers, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson - were terrorists} I don't believe that much mercy will be shown.

I am deeply concerned about this and believe it is a big step towards the NAU becoming a police state to rival China.

Are Cameras the New Guns?
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