Saturday, May 14, 2016

First Amendment Mr. Comey. How can I tell it is an election year?

The Director of the FBI wants to control the media now. Yes, it is the media, journalists use their own phones all the time. There is no way Mr. Comey or any other police is going to control the media.

It is a new reality for police officers. We all value them and their personal professional cameras help defend them as well.

When realizing how lopsided prosecutions are to imprison our minorities, maybe we need video and audio in prosecutors offices.

May 11, 2016
By Eric Lichtblau

Washington — The director of the F.B.I. (click here) reignited the factious debate over a so-called “Ferguson effect” on Wednesday, saying that he believed less aggressive policing was driving an alarming spike in murders in many cities.
James Comey, the director, said that while he could offer no statistical proof, he believed after speaking with a number of police officials that a “viral video effect” — with officers wary of confronting suspects for fear of ending up on a video — “could well be at the heart” of a spike in violent crime in some cities.
“There’s a perception that police are less likely to do the marginal additional policing that suppresses crime — the getting out of your car at 2 in the morning and saying to a group of guys, ‘Hey, what are you doing here?’” he told reporters.
Mr. Comey was wading back into a dispute from last fall that pitted him against some of his bosses at the White House and the Justice Department and one that roiled racial tensions over confrontations between police officers and minorities....