STUDY: Cops REALLY Hate Getting Filmed By People


A recent study on NYPD interactions with the public shows just how police officers feel about people filming them. Ana Kasparian, Grace Baldridge and Mark Thompson, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

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“New Yorkers made more than 250 complaints within a three- year period about police officers they claim tried to stop them from filming encounters with law enforcement by threatening to arrest them or knocking their phones out of their hands, among other methods, a report released by the Civilian Complaint Review Board on Wednesday says.

Proving that an officer interfered with a civilian’s right to record police encounters is challenging though, according to a spokesman for the board, an independent agency that investigates complaints against city police officers.

Of the 257 complaints the CCRB investigated and closed between Jan. 1, 2014, and Dec. 31, 2016, only 96 were substantiated. The majority of complaints — 144 cases — were unsubstantiated, meaning there was not enough evidence to determine if the officer interfered.”*

Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Grace Baldridge, Mark Thompson

Cast: Ana Kasparian, Grace Baldridge, Mark Thompson


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  1. Cops don't want you recording them, they don't want body cams, if they had their way there would be no dash cams either. They would also want the authority to disable any traffic cameras within a three block radius of where any officer presently is.

  2. If I am a policeman and some guy goes beside me with a cell phone to record me as a rare animal, I would take his phone and put it in his mouth!:) From some decent distance ok …

  3. they don't like it because it limits their narrative choices they can only say they were afraid for their life or they feared for the public safety when they get videotaped that's why cops don't like being recorded

  4. "If you don't have anything to hide, why can't I search your vehicle?" If you don't have anything to hide, why can't I film you? Also, if they ask to search your car, ask if you can search theirs. The look is priceless, if you have the balls…


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