Reason.com alerts us to an LA Times article covering a recent trial in which a private citizen’s cellphone video proved officers lied about an arrest, resulting in the acquittal of a young man accused of carrying a concealed firearm.
If it hadn’t been for that video that kid would be going to jail. If anyone had lied as blatantly as those officers they very likely could be nailed for perjury. Those officers though have their testimony treated like gold, worth more than any other individuals.
State Sponsored Criminal Count: 101, Deputy Levi Belville
Because the real reason cops hate video cameras is it proves and shows when they’re lying.
*I’m working on returning to our regularly scheduled program. The past 3 days have been rough at work with long meetings. I’ve got other stuff going on through Saturday. Hopefully I’ll be able to play catch up on Sunday. My brain wants to say more on this topic, but it’s just too tired.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.