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.