What I really don't understand is how we as a society think jail is a deterrent or in any way a form of rehabilitation.
Lets say for example you have a 30 year old male that has never committed a violent crime before in their life, they get drunk one night and make one set of bad decisions.. that one night can potentially be the end of their life as a useful citizen as they're now part of the "justice" system. Jail is a stupid concept that doesn't really solve anything, in this case you can turn an ordinary citizen into a repeat offending criminal by ending their regular life with even a short jail sentence. Losing your job, your home, your identity as a citizen and suddenly the odds of you doing more crime goes way way up. What does society benefit by locking up the once in a lifetime mistake kinds of criminals?
That stupid decision could be as simple as buying pot from an undercover cop or hitting on a girl that turns out to be underage even when she looks, talks, acts 21+.
Our "justice" system is a career education system for crime and punishment not resolution and restitution.
All any of us can hope to do is keep their heads down cause lets face it driving to work and back you can break enough laws to sit in jail for 20 years.
Back to the original post though... why are the police worried about us filming them? I'm way more concerned with these unconstitutional speeding & red light cameras that we're starting to see everywhere.
I'm all for having police and support the men & women who do the job but I'm solidly against any automatic enforcement of any law. There's no reason as a private citizen that you shouldn't film the police or record them while interacting with them, it's the only real evidence you can have as to what happened. Police film citizens constantly without consent, return the favor.