One of the biggest bullshit lines when objecting to surveillance is “If you’re not doing anything wrong, what are you worried about?” The question misses the most important point: it’s none of your fucking business what I’m doing, if I’m doing nothing wrong.

But in their capacity of law enforcement officer, these police (who are not required to protect you or serve you, according to recent legal precedents) have the power to use violence and coercion in their dealings with the public. Shouldn’t that be enough excuse to record their actions while on the job? So far, the courts agree…but LAPD didn’t get the memo.