Video is omnipresent in our society, with closed-circuit security cameras often used by the police to help solve crime while citizens use to phone cameras to record potential police misbehaviour.
As a journalist, Keith Lacey also should have known that police cars today are equipped with video cameras, or else the editor of the weekly Osoyoos, B.C., Times might have had second thoughts about his editorial rant last week about being pulled over and subjected to a breathalyzer test.
In an editorial headlined Self-righteous Cops Who treat Innocent Taxpayers Like Criminals, Lacey claimed he was mistreated by an RCMP corporal, whom he cited by name in the article, after he and his girlfriend finished dinner with friends at a local pub and then picked up some wine at a nearby liquor store.
The Mountie, said Lacey, pulled him over ostensibly for having a dirty licence plate, then demanded he blow into the machine and ignored his protestations of innocence. After he was cleared, Lacey unloadedRead More »from Police video busts newspaper editor after he rants in print about being stopped