I agree about the good outnumbering the bad - I respect the police and am damn glad we have them around.My only motive in this thread is that I am as angered and offended by true police overreach and misconduct as the next person. But I also know that the good cops outnumber the bad ones by a huge margin, and I'm just not willing to think the worst of them because a legislator from Texas worded a bill that people are trying to make out to be a license for police misconduct.
What surprises me about this legislation is it takes 30 seconds of thought to come up with fatal objections to the bill. It's incredible no one pushing it spent the seconds needed to recognize it makes a criminal out of someone recording his or her own interactions with police, which is just a HUGE sledgehammer just begging to be used by crooked cops to harass people. That's my motive - to point that out.