With the weight of the world's conscience behind outrage over the death and non-conviction, now you begin to see why there is a problem. If there is no fear of public perception, if there is no fear of repercussion in the brightest of media spotlight--what chance do individuals on dark streets have of being safe? Of having justice?
'Just like Trayvon Martin, race mattered for Amadou Diallo, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Emmett Till, and [thousands] more we will never know the name of who died because of their skin color." ~ Angela Davis [click on this image to find a short video and analysis of racism in the criminal justice system] Source: Operation Ghetto Storm (http://mxgm.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Operation-Ghetto-Storm.pdf)
Chicago Judge Richard Posner argues that taping cops brutalizing citizens prevents the officers from "doing their job" and invades their privacy. Description from men4sale.blogspot.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
"Who will protect the public when the police violate the law?" [follow this link to find a bundle of videos and analyses devoted to the sociological study of crime, law, and deviance: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/category/crimelawdeviance3d318b896e/1.html]
Police brutality has been around for decades. The advancement of technology that has made the world so much smaller in a sense is just making it easier to shine a light on such an important subject. It also gives power to the people. You don't have to just stand their if you are around in a case of police injustice. You now have a voice. It is legal to video tape police in 47 states.