Photographers' rights and the police

Started May 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
Cultured Vulture
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Re: Photographers' rights and the police
In reply to Peter A. Stavrakoglou, May 19, 2012

Peter A. Stavrakoglou wrote:

Well said. A police officer shouldn't have to be told what the law is. He or she should knows the laws that they enforce. Just as an officer's testimony in a court of law carries more weight than an oridnary citizen's because the officer has taken an oath to upload the law, they should be held to a higher standard when it comes to knowing the law.
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Legally, police officers testimony carries no more weight than anyone elses. Juror's may or may not give it more weight. Some people believe that if a police officer says something, it must be so. Others, give it less weight because they are police officers and they feel that cops have an agenda. Police officers are human beings, with all of the foilbles and prejudices that anyone else has. The problem is, they are given a certain amount of authority over the poplulace at large. For that reason, police officers have to be held to a high standard of conduct in applying that authority. Unfortunately, that is often not the case.
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