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Does the government work for us and we work for the government is the job of the police to police for you or to police you.
And at the police watch you who watches the police tonight the state of the police in a police state.
A week and a half ago over the Memorial Day weekend a man was shot to death by cops in Miami.
Details remain murky but what's known -- largely become known because of the release of personal videos made by witnesses of this -- Because a personal on the spot sell videos we know police shot more than a hundred rounds into the dead man's car.
Because of these videos we know the police confiscated at least one cell phone at gunpoint from a bystander filming the sense.
We know from a local news station that the police stolen destroy one of its destroyed one of its cameras.
Over the coming days more will become clear about this depressingly common story.
Of death and abuse at the hands of the cops and that will be in the hands of the residents -- Miami to demand accountability from their police department.
The issue was not that the police have the right to shoot a jury will decide that.
The issue is do we have the right to watch and record the police when they shoot the answer is of course we do.
Demanding accountability and defending your rights against the police specifically.
And the government generally are difficult and dangerous tasks.
As you know from viewing freedom watch it can be very risky to stand up to the government when it is wrong.
Especially so with the police -- have a book coming out on Labor Day which addresses much of this its title is.
It's dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Nowhere is this more obvious -- on the when the police are caught breaking the law.
Today from Marilyn to Illinois government has cracked down not on police who violate your constitutional rights.
But on those who filmed the police violating your constitutional rights.
No matter what the state or local law many say.
Your constitutional right to film the police in the course of their public duties or when they are present on private property where the owner permits -- -- film.
Trumps any -- to the contrary.
Because you're right to watch the government and record what you see is a natural right that is protected by the constitution.
And it cannot be taken away by the government.
There is a sliver of hope when it comes from a strange source.
This month the Department of Justice announced an investigation.
Of constitutional rights abuses by the police in Newark, New Jersey.
Under federal law the Justice Department -- local police forces where there's a pattern of violating constitutionally protected liberties.
Unfortunately the police departments being investigated.
Usually reach an agreement with the feds that avoids the lawsuit and mandatory reforms.
In favor of voluntary reforms cannot.
The idea that a police force -- voluntarily and systematically engaged.
In the violation of constitutionally protected rights would somehow voluntarily reform -- -- under the threat of a lawsuit.
Police departments can easily fall into a habit and pattern of unconstitutional.
Precisely because they are not held accountable and are often allowed by submissive and fearful politicians.
To operate as they wish.
A fearful and submissive populace.
Will allow its police to operate as they please in the name of safety.
And all too familiar and freedom destructive narrative.
Libertarians and other defenders of the constitution.
Are not exactly wild about the feds telling local cops had to do their jobs.
But when local police break the law.
It is the duty of the Fed's under the constitution.
To prosecute the local police police officers may nominally be dedicated to serving and protecting.
But even the best cop can't guarantee your freedom or your safety.
While the worst can threaten both.
That's why we have a constitution.
That is the supreme law of the land for everyone.
Even the police that's why we have the Second Amendment.
The -- guarantees everyone the right to use arms to protect themselves from lawless violence by -- one.
Even the police that's what vigilance by a free people is necessary.
So we can see even the police at their best and at their worst.
Remember we don't work for the police.
They work for us from the.
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