The camera adds 10 pounds, and 6 civil rights violations

Montreal Police (“Montreal Police Service”? I guess it’s technically correct, but it sounds really weird) is upset at YouTube videos that show their officers at work.

Their beef specifically seems to be about two videos (shot by the same person) which identifies the officers by name giving him tickets. This one refers to the officer as “conne-stable” (very original). The SPVM’s beef with this one (a five-minute argument over a parking meter) is more curious perhaps, since the officer gives his consent for the video to be posted online.

They’re just two in a small sea of videos of encounters with police. It’s perhaps telling that some people are reaching for the camera the moment they’re pulled over, assuming that the officer might pull something illegal.

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