Check the article out at NYCLU
This is what the police must deal with in 21st century law enforcement. Every move they make is recorded. Surveillance cameras record the street, cameras are in the police cars, and every person walking around has a video recorder on their phone.
I'm sure most police don't like having video cameras thrust into their face while they are doing their job. Just think about someone walking up to you in the middle of your work day and recording everything you did, waiting for you to mess up or maybe check those fantasy football stats on your work computer.
Most citizens probably don't like the fact that they are recorded 24 hours a day either. ATM cameras, store cameras, police cameras follow us everywhere we go. But let's face it, cameras keep both citizens and law enforcement honest.
Apps like these and citizens taking videos should make everyone think twice. The police have to keep this in the back of their mind when dealing with a citizen. Citizens must be aware that most of their interactions with police are probably being recorded too. Citizens should know their rights and police officers should too. A little extra vigilance on either side isn't necessarily a bad thing.
I'm off for training until Wednesday morning and then I'm teaching the newest crop of rookies at the police academy.