Tuesday, May 25, 2010

If a Cop Shoots a Child and There’s No One There to Film It, Did It Really Happen?

By “Pintface” Pete Bogs/BogsBlog

Last week 7-year-old Aiyana Jones was shot dead by police while she slept in her Detroit home. A reality TV show crew was filming and allegedly got the shooting on camera.

The resulting outrage has unsurprisingly left the city more tense than usual, leading Detroit Mayor Dave Bing to ban television crews from police raids. Translation: The problem is not police shooting willy-nilly into homes, but the presence of TV cameras when they do so.

The ubiquity of cameras in society today has compromised privacy for all of us, likely for all time. But it has also forced accountability in situations where none previously existed. Mayor Bing, don’t take that away.


boneman said...

Ronald Shellnutt is still on the force, still carries a 'hot' loaded gun. is as every bit as arrogant about being in the right now as then.
Patrick Leaf, shot dead in his bed for taking a cab home instead of driving drunk.
Welcome to INDIANA.

Pete Bogs said...

boney - Should we fear the law as much as we fear criminals? Seems like we're heading that way.

韋于倫成 said...

good post................................................