Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Google Refuses to Remove Police-Brutality Videos

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
 
one_voice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:05 PM
Original message
Google Refuses to Remove Police-Brutality Videos
Google's latest Transparency Report contains this tantalizing bit:

We received a request from a local law enforcement agency to remove YouTube videos of police brutality, which we did not remove. Separately, we received requests from a different local law enforcement agency for removal of videos allegedly defaming law enforcement officials. We did not comply with those requests, which we have categorized in this Report as defamation requests.

Good on Google. This report, reflecting the months from January to June of this year, sets an important precedent, one that is surely relevant as videos of violent police behavior from the Occupy protests grow in number and play counts. With this report, Google seems to be indicating that users who post such videos have the company's protection. In places like Egypt and Tunisia, the spread of videos portraying government brutality seems to have galvanized protesters. If Google were to take down such videos, that could have a powerful detrimental effect on the Occupy movement.

*snip*

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/10/g...

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:07 PM
Response to Original message
1. Good for Google...
...Don't let them hide their crimes..
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:10 PM
Response to Original message
2. Very very important for this reason..
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 01:13 PM by Stuart G
As long as there is free dissemination of videos , there will be strong check on the police.
{b]and we all know this...{/b]

So the damn main stream media doesn't show it. We will..
YOu tube might be the strongest friend we have in all of this..

thanks for posting...kick and rec.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:11 PM
Response to Original message
3. Phew.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:12 PM
Response to Original message
4. In the past, the video was controlled by media.
Certain footage could be "lost".

Less likely now..
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:12 PM
Response to Original message
5. Inspite of all the recent hate
I believe Google has always been on our side, the 99%.

I leave it at that.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:12 PM
Response to Original message
6. the expected GOP reaction in congress
1. Punish teh Google for being anti-american
2. demand that the internet get and off switch
3. claim that OWS is treasonous.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:12 PM
Response to Original message
7. Recommended. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mysuzuki2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:19 PM
Response to Original message
8. if LEA's don't want videos of police brutality
stop brutalizing people. There, see how easy it was to solve that problem?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MedicalAdmin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:44 PM
Response to Reply #8
19. LEAs. Law Enforcement Assifers? n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 08:05 AM
Response to Reply #8
29. One would think, eh?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:24 PM
Response to Original message
9. That is the right decision, no matter how painful
Of course, we appreciate the police when they do their jobs well. When they do it poorly and beat demonstrators unnecessarily (to include unnecessary use of pepper spray and baloney like that), that's another matter. The abuse of police power, whether a heat-of-the-moment lapse of judgment by an individual patrolman or heavy-handed suppression of demonstrations ordered by the local mayor, are of public concern. It is not something that should be swept under the rug because somebody ends up being embarrassed.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 09:30 AM
Response to Reply #9
31. True. Plus they are supposed to be trained in dispersing tensions in crowds
yet they were creating tension in Times Square. Instead of giving protesters room they were pushing barricades into the crowd, raising tension. When a white shirt told the police to back down everything settled back down.

They need to drop the attitude and work to keep the peace, not instigate the crowd so that they have a reason to crack some heads. Unfortunately you get "news" outlets filling their heads with propaganda about who the protesters are which gets them biased against them instead of thinking of them as patriotic human beings out to save their country.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:25 PM
Response to Original message
10. Recommended.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:07 PM
Response to Reply #10
14. double rec
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:25 PM
Response to Original message
11. Google also realizes that if they take them down they'll pop up all over elsewhere
It's not like they can police youtube very well. It takes 48 hours to remove vids.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:25 PM
Response to Original message
12. The whole world is watching
No longer an empty slogan.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 01:07 AM
Response to Reply #12
26. That's true.
We're watching from Canada, Germany, Australia... On every continent... We're following every single development and doing our own things to keep this fire burning.

I know this to be true because my friends are scattered all over the place but we're tuned to the same frequency band.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sandyj999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:05 PM
Response to Original message
13. Bravo Google! Let it all be seen. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
firehorse Donating Member (547 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:11 PM
Response to Original message
15. It's only fair. They can have their camera surveilance, its only fair that we police the police too
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:19 PM
Response to Original message
16. K&R
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:28 PM
Response to Original message
17. Google's motto:
"Don't be evil."
The way that the government is retaliating on this is by the FTC investigation against Google.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:34 PM
Response to Original message
18. Google acted the way they should have acted
I'm thankful they didn't fold to pressure, but then this is the way we should expect companies like Google to act. This isn't Khaddfy's Libya. I'm outraged that government authorities would even make the request of censorship.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:56 PM
Response to Original message
20. That pic...
Not one of them knows how to hold a tonfa.

God help them if they piss the protestors off, they're barely fucking trained. They rely too heavily on intimidation and firepower, but have no real martial skills to save their asses.

Good luck dumbasses. I'm sure the 0.1% will be so bent out of shape when some of you go down that they'll barely be able to lift their third snifter.

For everyone's sake, I hope you idiots stop trying to elicit violence.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
SwampG8r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:47 PM
Response to Reply #20
24. i had to ask my son what you meant
and yup these children will get schooled he says
i wonder if maybe their heart isnt really in it
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:49 AM
Response to Reply #24
28. I hope you're right about that last bit.
That would mean they will break long before the protestors do.

Just curious, how does your son know this?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
SwampG8r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 08:53 AM
Response to Reply #28
30. he has been a student of
shorin ryu since he was about 6
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:04 PM
Response to Original message
21. Good! K&R n/t
Lou
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:14 PM
Response to Original message
22. Thanks, Google!
Good news!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:43 PM
Response to Original message
23. Sounds good. Watch for more pressure on Google in the future, though.
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 11:48 PM by woo me with science
Those actually present at the protests need to keep documenting and making sure there are other avenues for sharing information. Not to be cynical, but things may get stickier down the road, and who knows if articles like this are a way to make us trust that we are being given the whole story.

Trust, but verify.

K&R
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:50 PM
Response to Original message
25. this is so important and one of the few real deterrence against police brutality
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 01:17 AM
Response to Original message
27. Good for Google -- !! Keep on tellin' it -- !!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 09:42 AM
Response to Original message
32. Very impressed with Google...maybe one mega-corp's integrity will rub off on others
People worldwide are screaming for integrity (among other things---but to me, 'integrity' names the core of it. IMHO)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:10 PM
Response to Original message
33. Google needs our support.
They WILL be targeted by TPTB.

Does anyone know how to send a Love Letter of support to Google?
I tried to Google It, but got distracted.



Solidarity99!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------






Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Wind Dancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:13 PM
Response to Original message
34. K&R
Glad Google refused to memory hole the videos.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:13 PM
Response to Original message
35. "If (__________) does it, it's not illegal."
Good on Google. DON'T kowtow to intimidation. DON'T censor criminal action.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Oct 21st 2014, 10:34 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC