Leonard Pitts Jr. argues that we must protect the right to film police activity in his new column, “Give Thanks To Citizens With Cameras:”
This is not, as the officer who arrested Good piously claimed for the benefit of her video and any court that might later review it, about police safety. It is, rather, about the right of civilian oversight. Police after all, are prone to the same instinct to close ranks and cover nether regions as anyone else. Except, they have guns and powers of arrest.