The New York Times has an interesting article on how video evidence is being used in the court of law.
The Supreme Court is entering the YouTube era.
The first citation in a petition filed with the court last month, for instance, was not to an affidavit or legal precedent but rather to a video link. The video shows what is either appalling police brutality or a measured response to an arrested man’s intransigence — you be the judge.
Definitely worth a read.