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I just had the intriguing experience of driving through some sketchy areas in Philadelphia and was overwhelmed with the instances of police brutality I observed, directed toward citizens of those neighborhoods. I'd post the photos except there were none; nope, not one instance of police brutality. In fact, over the course of the 14.2 miles I drove, main streets, secondary and side streets, not one occasion of brutality did I see. Moreover, I witnessed no one with a cell phone taking pictures of those non-events, though there were many folks with cell phones to their ears. Indeed, I saw only two Philly PD cars, one emerging from a doughnut shop , the other at a traffic light, throughout the entire 45 minutes or so of my drive.
Next time, my attack trained Golden Retriever, Emma, and I will choose some even sketchier environs to see what we can see. Who knows, with my Arrest Me Fire Engine Red VW Beetle, I may be the next victim whose predicament will initiate a LE contact to rescue me, and a walking by citizen will witness the transaction - tony getting the shit beat out of him by a resident who doesn't like Red VW's, or whatever - begin to photo police, and be rudely treated for video'g my rescue.
I reviewed again the PINOC site, read through the posts and viewed the videos... hmmmm, asked I, how many of those instances of police brutality (sic) were instigated by the video operator? Ya know .... "hey Officer Krumpke, fuch you!" or, "I've got a goddarn right to carry my firearm openly, and you have no RAS that I've committed a crime or that I'm about to, so fuch off!! Or, "you have no right in this jurisdiction to know who I am; none; zero; zip; nada. So KMA!!!"
I'd go on, but you get my drift.
I'd like to know the data that describe the percentage of contacts by State in which there is LE/Photog confrontation that is a hand-shake all-around? As well, what are the aggregate data that summarize the total number of private citizen events in which said citizens have photographed police, irrespective of positive or negative? Any of you all obviously more versed in this area know where those data might be found?
BTW, I'm perfectly aware that my brief sojourn is not experimentally rigorous.