Citizen Power via Etools

The power of pen has morphed into power of video/photo cellphone. "Amateur Videos Are Putting Official Abuse in New Light" has a story of how one woman (who was video taped naked by a policeman) changed not only her own country Malaysia but the relationship with another, China.

And on a local scale:
"Pepper-spraying of suspect seen in a new video: Bratton defends department as concerns over force mount" LAPD got in the news twice in 1 week over videos of alleged police abuse.
and across the pond:
"Finnish police investigate security guards based on YouTube clip".

So those who think they are in power are now being watched and taped and easily published to the world wide audience -- and even have potential of straining international relationships!

Video camera (cellphone or otherwise): don't leave home without it...

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