When School Cops Go Bad, Should Your Kids Film?
Filed under: Civil Disobedience, Copwatch, Free Concord, Free Press, Govt. Schools, Manchester, New Hampshire, News, Noncooperation, Police, Thuggery, Video
An excellently produced video report by Dave Ridley. He addresses the need for students to be prepared to document the increasingly closed environment of the government school system.
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When you lose with a camera rolling, you win. If the video survives to become public, some of the abuse you suffered is proven. If the authorities snatch the camera and the video doesn’t survive, they show themselves to be thieves…That camera might not save the student. It might get her into more trouble initially, but it should give her some ethical high ground she wouldn’t have had had she kept the camera in her pocket. Whipping out that camera forces the authorities to choose between censorship and openness. Whichever one they choose, you win, as long as the public is well informed of what happened.