| Friday May 27th 2016

Michigan Supreme Court rules police have no right to privacy while on duty

Note: High courts don’t make things legal, just clarify what has been legal all along. In this case, it’s something everyone has known was legal but police denied as long as possible in order to abuse their position/power.police pullover

The suit was filed by Gary Brown, now a Detroit City Councilman but formerly a high-ranking police official. He and other officers were videotaped while threatening to shut down a concert featuring Dre and Eminem if they showed a sexually explicit video. The video was then included in a DVD produced about the tour.

The court, in a 6-1 ruling, dismissed the suit, saying that there is no right to privacy for police while on the job. The implications of this ruling are far more important than they may seem initially because it explicitly makes it legal in the state of Michigan to record the police while they perform their duties.


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