Support Your Right To Record
We need to see more commentaries like this one by Glen Reynolds standing up for the right of people to record police in the course of their duties. A recent court ruling affirmed the right of people to do such things but many police departments and prosecutors have ignored that right in the past and continue to.
Radley Balko, over at The Agitator, has covered the issue extensively for some time. Here's his latest piece on citizens being harassed, beaten, arrested (or all three) for simply recording instances of what they believed to be police abuse.
I certainly agree with Balko that the police actions in this and other instances amounts to criminal behavior. We really need to turn this around and pass specific laws at the state and federal level criminalizing police interference with peaceful recording of their actions.