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Body Cams Don’t Work. Civilians Recording Police Does.

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The mayor of New York is a retired police officer who doesn’t appear to understand the law.

In a press conference last week, Mayor Eric Adams scolded citizens for shooting video of “his police officers”—which sometimes includes the recording of those officers engaged in abuse of citizens.

“Stop being on top of my police officers while they’re carrying out their jobs,” Adams warned. “That is not acceptable and it won’t be tolerated. That is a very dangerous environment you are creating when you’re on top of that officer who has an understanding of what he’s doing at the time, yelling ‘police brutality,’” said the mayor.

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