The cam-grabbers

The blue-suited badge gang is desperately trying to ban recorded evidence of their wrongdoings:

In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity. In at least three states, it is now illegal to record any on-duty police officer. Even if the encounter involves you and may be necessary to your defense, and even if the recording is on a public street where no expectation of privacy exists.

Radley Balko is correct to advise legislative action, but he doesn’t take it far enough.  The right to film and record all government officials and employees in the performance of their official duties should be made a Constitutional Amendment.