Alex Marthews over at Digital Fourth hits it out of the park in his observation of the intersection of the surveillance state and LEO hypocrisy:
Sauce for the Gander: Boston Police Officers Apparently Don’t Like Being “Followed All Over The Place”
From the ACLU of Massachusetts:
Boston Police Department bosses want to install GPS monitoring devices in every patrol car, to enable dispatch to more efficiently process 911 calls. But police officers and their union are outraged, saying that the ubiquitous tracking is too invasive of their personal privacy. Tracking the location of officers as they go about their days would reveal incredibly detailed information about their lives, the officers say.
It must be just awful to go about your daily life looking over your shoulder, conscious that your every movement and activity is being recorded and could be used against you. Oh, wait. That’s what the entire American public is already dealing with, in this age of mass electronic surveillance. But the way the police union is hissing’n'flapping about it, it’s almost as if there was something wrong with that. Don’t they know that you have nothing to fear, if you have nothing to hide?
I want to embed more, but pretty much every line of the four paragraphs is quote-worthy, so "go read the whole thing", as the kids say.
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