Thu, 14 July 2016
A recent bill just passed in North Carolina that denies public access to police body cam footage. The government says it's trying to protect both the officers and those who come in contact with the police. Opponents of the bill say the footage belongs to the people and should be a matter of public record.
A knee jerk reaction from libertarians might be to demand the footage be released. I mean, you paid for the camera, the uniform it sits on, the officer who carries it and the squad car that drove him to the incident. How can anyone claim it is not a matter of public record?
But what would it mean to make all footage public record? What if the police are called to a domestic disturbance at your house? Should your noisy neighbor be allowed access to the footage because it's a matter of public record? Should the individual lose all privacy rights every time they come in contact with the police?
It brings up some very tough questions, ones I'm going to try and explain in today's show. We're also going to look at the role of the state when it comes to protecting life, liberty, and property.
From there we'll take a look at the latest Obamacare co-op closure bringing the number of failed insurance providers to 15. Not to worry everyone. It only cost you 1.7 billion dollars in taxpayer losses. Shameful.
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