policing the police

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In "Policing the Police," The Atlantic publicizes apps from OpenWatch that surreptitiously record audio and video. Designed for documenting the actions of public officials, the apps OpenWatch Recorder and Cop Recorder are justified by Alexis Madrigal this way:

"If we aren't living in a surveillance state run by the government, we're certainly conducting a huge surveillance experiment on each other."

He also asserts that "in some states -- Massachusetts and Illinois among them -- it is illegal to use a recording device to document a police action"--but I wonder what the ACLU would say about that...

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