Many of our followers would have seen some of the videos which have recently gone ‘viral’, showing Police Officers restraining (using no more force than was necessary) suspects. However, the videos only ever conveniently seem to show the Police Officers trying to restrain the suspects, without actually showing what has happened in the run-up to the restraint techniques being used.
In one such video, two Police Officers were filmed restraining an ‘oik’ who clearly decided that he was above the law, and thus that his arrest was not necessary. However, the video had conveniently been ‘clipped’ meaning that anyone watching the footage, would not have seen the ‘oik’ attacking a member of the public with a lump of wood, moments before the police arrived. Funny that.
Now a ruling made by the Common Sense Working Group, will mean that where such videos are uploaded to the interweb, then the ENTIRE clip will have to be shared, rather than just the part of the clip showing the restraint of suspects who do not want to face the consequences of their actions.
In future, partial clips will be removed from the interweb until the individual publishing the video, uploads the entire incident that was recorded, rather than just the part where the Police are shown trying to restrain suspects.
We contacted a young male, who had previously uploaded a ‘partial’ video that showed the Police (using no more force than was necessary) trying to arrest a 20 stone weight lifter, in order to gauge his response to this new ruling. The male, who we shall refer to as ‘Johnny’ said: “this is disgusting. How are people like me supposed to make money from these kind of videos?”.
‘Johnny’ continued: “everyone knows that the Police are trained to beat innocent people, when all they [the people] were doing, was walking home to make dinner for their family. How else are innocent people, who have not done anything leading up to the Police beatings, supposed to protect themselves now?”
Unfortunately, this new ruling will not apply to videos which have already been uploaded to the interweb.
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