I amaze myself with my own inconsistency, sometimes. (out of curiosity, which particular uniform did you have me in that this position doesn't work with?)
It's that GIM thing. I'm sort of stuck on that, have been for years.
the tinfoil hat survivalist CT schtick? i got bored with that brand of crazy. it got repetitive.
been a couple years now...
it feels like we're moving to a world where privacy is a quaint anachronism. part of me wants to screech, and part of me wants to embrace.
Have the part that wants to screech grab the part that wants to embrace, drag it out behind the portapotties and thrash the shit out of it until it stops being so damn submissive.
the part that wants to embrace doesn't see it as submission, but rather liberation. it sees the part that rejects the notion as an outmoded fool that wants to wallow in its imperfections and hide in shame and fear.
i guess, the distinction i'm seeing here is that if a system is put in place such that the footage is accessible to the court, and they are required to use them, i don't see it as the police 'having' cameras. it seems like the courts 'having' the cameras and stapling them to the cops' heads.
police transparency = good.
Unless it's a live feed on youtube, it's not transparent.
that kind of all or nothing is rarely correct. particularly in something as nuanced as privacy and violence in the context of governance.
is finance a relevant analogy in some sense?:
should all your financial information be private? yes. should it be available in court proceedings? yes, if warranted. should it be publicly viewable in realtime? no.
frankly, i'm a little surprised that you take such a hard line on this.
as far as potential for abuse, i agree that it's And how many times has the public NOT fucked something like this up?
possible inevitable if this isn't addressed now with the public at the table in regards to how it is implemented.
same as anything ever. sometimes we do things as a society and it works. well, we do it right until we don't. then it fails. maybe we can get it going again sometime if it's worth it. sometimes it fails right off.
unless there's a particular reason so say it can't
be accomplished, then "it's never worked in the past" doesn't argue much because everything
we've accomplished was in that position at some point.
and in a context like this, where the future's coming whether you want it or not i gotta bet on us being able to do it right, because what's the point in ignoring or denying it?