Bravo, Colorado. I take exception to the “few bad apples” line, though. In the US, a culture of policing has arisen in which cops are at war with the civilians they are meant to “serve and protect” – especially if they have brown skin.
Cops in Colorado Could Soon Face $15,000 Fines If They Try to Stop People From Filming
Denver, CO — While Texas lawmakers are trying to make filming the police illegal, Colorado is taking a much better approach.
A package of bills that are designed to increase police oversight have been introduced in the Colorado Legislature. One of the measures included in the package would impose up to $15,000 in civil penalties for cops who interfere with someone trying to film them.
“Primarily, it came up as a result of the number of news reports we’ve been seeing about police officers telling people, ‘Give me your camera,’ or taking the data away, and that is unacceptable conduct,” said Rep. Joe Salazar…
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