Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Thoughts While Shaving - The Pen, the Sword and the Camera

Reflecting on Cpl. Eric Casebolt, the now-retired out of control McKinney, TX police officer who inappropriately pulled his service weapon on teenagers at a pool party (or as one Facebooker intimated, the only thug in this photo is the cop with the gun), a thought surfaced:

In the 21st century, the phrase "The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword" has been updated to "The Video Camera Is Mightier than the (Police-Issue 9mm) Handgun".

It is actually almost directly analogous. If the question is: how does a lowly citizen combat the officially-sanctioned power of the state? Then the answer must be: with a pen; or more commonly today, with an iPhone cam set on 'video'.