FBI director says citizens filming cops could lead to more crime
“Lives are saved when those potential killers are confronted by a police officer, a strong police presence, and actual, honest-to-goodness, up-close ‘What are you guys doing on this corner at 1 o’clock in the morning?’ policing,” Comey said. “We need to be careful it doesn’t drift away from us in the age of viral videos, or there will be profound consequences.”
Eyewitnesses get things wrong as often as they get things right; their observations are filtered through a mass of preconceptions.
Video cameras get things right. Officers doing their jobs correctly would be grateful for recordings of their confrontations with violent suspects … there’s always a chance that controversy will arise, even in the most straightforward of situations.
It’s just common sense.
Barack Obama made an appalling poor choice in appointing James Comey – a man with no honor and no common sense – to head the FBI, and it affects absolutely everyone.
We’re paying to incarcerate tens of thousands of innocent men and women while actual criminals remain free to do additional harm, and the FBI is fully to blame.
It is the FBI’s responsibility to make sure that public corruption does not affect trial outcomes, and under Comey, the FBI continues to participate in public corruption that affects trial outcomes … the agency is still burying the massive ramifications of discrediting their Comparative Bullet Lead Analysis as well as their hair and fiber analysis, their involvement with DNA discredited dog handlers, and who knows what else.
John Preston is but one of many phony scent trackers that the FBI was involved with. Many of his victims – more than thirty years later – are still behind bars, including Gary Bennett in Florida and Stephen Epperly in Virginia.