But, well, there's the other side of the story, and it fits fairly nicely with my general narrative of America slouching toward a police state worthy of the Soviet Union:
Exactly. In fact, Lane's case -- tabloid lurid though it may be -- is a prime example. Without her pictures, we only have the damning and one-sided account of the police officers on what actually precipitated the alleged assault. American citizens have a right to film public police activity -- whether it's a potty-mouthed nightclubbing TV news sex symbol or the man who filmed the arrest and beating of Rodney King.What we haven't seen yet is a cop getting videotaped tasering the camera op for taping the cop tasering the camera op.
Meanwhile, here's betting this story doesn't go away soon. It's got it all, Sex & Violence! ... and Sex.
Still hate Philly, Naahm, old buddy?