"MacWorld noted that the law came exactly 16 years after an amateur videographer filmed the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers. Under the new law French police should be protected from such an invasion of privacy. ®"
Good point in doing a parallel betwen this shamefull
incident in LA, years ago, and the new law proposed
by Sarko (alias "Joe Dalton", or "Little Big Man" as we call
this 8-bits version of Napoleon), since this is the only motivation behind it.
Indeed, almost all incidents involving police violence over
the last 3 years in France, have been backed up by
amateur films, which have proved to be the only way to
get the cases proved, since witnesses are usually locked
up as well, thus "guilty by default" and not reliable. And it
needs dozens of them in front of a court ...
Surely, the lawyer Sarkozy doesn't ignore that.