Niagara Gazette

Opinion

April 9, 2013

CONFER: A police state for the police state

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Niagara Gazette — As we’ve seen with New York City and its endless supply of cameras, citizens and officers alike will have a heck of a time bringing about the demise of the on-officer cameras, even with the Constitution on our side.

There is one loophole, though, that could offer salvation. New York law requires single party (not dual) consent when it comes to video surveillance. What if the citizen doesn’t consent and the officer doesn’t either, but is forced to under department regulations? That makes it illegal, doesn’t it?

Gasport resident Bob Confer also writes for the New American magazine at TheNewAmerican.com. Follow him on Twitter @bobconfer

Gasport resident Bob Confer also writes for the New American magazine at TheNewAmerican.com. Follow him on Twitter @bobconfer

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