Videos Are Making It Hard To Trust the Cops

While there is much to detest about an increasingly pervasive surveillance system, a small amount of danger can be mitigated by the fact the authorities of government are also captured and monitored by the all-seeing eye. Many times, the official version of events is completely inconsistent with audio and video records. It’s hard to ignore the suspicion that those in power lie about their behavior because of stark differences between police reports on searches and arrests, and footage from the exact same events.

David Yezek, a New York drug dealer is currently suing the police. This case explains why dealers in drugs would set up video cameras to monitor their activities: they are familiar with cops. Yezek’s surveillance system caught more than him growing and selling cannabis (allegedly—the police Never had this stuff testedIt also captured police violating his right and fabricating an after-the fact story. WIVBThe lawsuit was video-recorded by.

Their depositions reveal that Richard Cooper and Sean Hotnich both misrepresented key facts in the search warrant report and police report.

The police report says that Yezek had two bags of suspected pot in his kitchen.

However, a camera pointed directly at Yezek’s kitchen table doesn’t show the two bags of marijuana and there is no clear view from it. Instead, officers discovered two large bags of marijuana in an opaque bag near Yezek’s kitchen table. They then walked into Yezek’s dining room and found the bags.

This case has “got several key details wrong”. It should be understood as being “manufactured from whole cloth”. This is a much bigger issue than you might think. The officers entered Yezek’s house and searched it. They allegedly saw two bags full of pot in plain sight. Instead they conducted a search of the house without legal authorization and created an excuse after the fact. Wait, there’s even more!

The police report also states that Yezek gave permission for officers to enter his home. The security camera at Yezek’s house shows that both officers entered a mudroom when one of them opened a door to the residence’s gate without permission.

The cops entered a house unpermitted, tore it apart without any legal authorization, then lie about their search in an attempt to hide their crimes.

One of Yezek’s lawyers told reporters that Yezek could have been in jail if he didn’t have security cameras inside and outside his house. Score one for turning over the surveillance state against the authorities.

Yezek’s lawsuit against Gowanda, New York, police may result in rare vindication for somebody on the receiving end of official fibbing, but he’s hardly alone in pointing to surveillance footage that tells a story at odds with the official account—sometimes with very high stakes.

The KSAT 12 Defenders obtained the San Antonio police dash cam video. It contradicts the long-held story that the woman who was shot by a SAPD sergeant early in 2019 pointed a gun at him before being killed,” said the television station. reportedHannah Westall’s shooting death last year.

Police initially claimed that no bodycam recordings were made of the incident. This was later proven false by Joe Gonzales, the Bexar County District attorney. He reopened the investigation

Texas is also available. Police listened to a recording of a cell phone callSandra Bland made a mockery of herself during a traffic stop in 2015. Three days later she was discovered dead in jail. This led to the rise of Black Lives Matter. Bland’s relatives were represented by a lawyer who said the video was shown to Ms. Bland, holding a cell phone in her hands, severely undercuts the claim of the trooper that he was afraid for his safety when he approached Ms. As perTo The New York Times

Bland also recorded her footage, just like Yezek. As the San Antonio case demonstrates, however, the truth is often found in the footage of the police.

The body-cam footage from a California officer was used to make an arrest which left a 26 year-old man in his death. This contradicts the earlier, sanitized account by the department. Buzzfeed News reportedIn April, after Mario Gonzalez’s death in Alameda. “What this video really shows and what the police did not mention was that the officers had pinned him on the ground for just five minutes. They also applied pressure with a knee to his back until he became unconscious.  

The police can sometimes make fun of the general public, as in the case with the According to policeThe victim was not aware of the incident and could face criminal charges. Video The truth is a completely different story 

Although these situations can be quite egregious and recordings are not possible, they don’t seem to have any effect. HaveThey can also contradict the police. They are able to support and refute the official story. If cops have a clear conscience, this is exactly what the recordings do.

It’s easy for police to tell stories about situations that don’t correspond with recordings they weren’t aware of or tried suppressing. Although an officer may lose their job, or face charges very rarely, it can leave the impression that a particularly incompetent or unconnected police officer was being thrown to the wolves in order to placate critics. It is impossible to know how many lies are still untrued.

The FBI is known for investigating misconduct in the state or local police. However, it refuses to record interviews.

James M. Casey is a former FBI agent. Described last yearIt should. This should remain true.”

The more that we observe the enforcers of the government at work, the less “trust us”, it becomes. You can easily find many examples. Playing fast and loose when it comes to the truthWhen there is a record of the conduct. 

Many people don’t like the idea of being under surveillance and having all our activities monitored and possibly even judged. If the authorities plan to use their surveillance cameras on us, then they must know we have the ability to return the favor by uncovering their unsavory secrets.