Since police patrol cars started using in-car cameras in the 1980′s (see whitepaper on the progression of the technology), they’ve become ubiquitous. Combined with YouTube, they’re contributed to the entertainment of millions, in addition to showcasing the often harrowing working conditions of the men and women in blue. The latest to make the rounds is a video which police allege shows an accused bank robber purportedly eating the demand note.
Sometimes the officers themselves provide the entertainment.
More often than not, it’s the idiocy of the public they’re sworn to protect that provides the entertainment – from my home state of Maine (un-bleeped version). The accents really crack me up in this one.