Could There be a Worse Time for a “Don’t Film Cops” Bill? (Nanny of the Month, March ‘15)

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The Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases have focused the nation’s attention on police officers’ questionable use of force, but if you’re one Texas legislator that means it’s the perfect time for a bill that makes it harder film cops.

So awful was his bill that it’s been called “one of the most anti-liberty, anti-transparency, anti-free speech, big government, police state promoting pieces of legislation I’ve ever read,” and that’s from a fellow Republican lawmaker.

Never before in the (five year!) history of this sorry award has a winner exhibited such stunning disregard for personal liberty and public relations. Behold your Nanny of the Month: Texas Representative Jason Villalba (R-Dallas)!

About 2 minutes.

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Nanny of the Month is written Ted Balaker (@tedbalaker) and produced by Balaker and Matt Edwards (@MattChrisEd). Edited by Edwards.