Spain’s government is drafting a law that bans the photographing and filming of members of the police. The Interior Ministry assures they are not cracking down on freedom of expression, but protecting the lives of law enforcement officers. …
The new Citizen Safety Law will prohibit “the capture, reproduction and editing of images, sounds or information of members of the security or armed forces in the line of duty,” said the director general of the police, Ignacio Cosido. He added that this new bill seeks to “find a balance between the protection of citizens’ rights and those of security forces.”
The dissemination of images and videos over social networks like Facebook will also be punishable under the legislation.
“Oh it could never happen here.” That’s what the Spanish used to think. Now look at them.
Note the language of the law. It’s the Citizen Safety Law. Bullshit! It has nothing to do with the safety of citizens. It about making sure that people do not record the unlawful acts of their own government.
In case you don’t know, Spain is going through a tough time right now because for years and years they spend more money than the had. They go too far into debt and now they have to pay the bills. The austerity measures are not very popular. So people have been taking to the streets. The government don’t like that.
Keep this in mind as we start having to pay down our own debt. Something is going to have to give… People are going to take to the streets. There may very well be some violent confrontations between people and police. Those confrontations need to be public. Not limited to what the government, a/k/a The Ministry of Truth, tells us what happened.
It can happen there… it can happen here. Prepare yourself.