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Police body cameras in full effect.


http://youtu.be/UVLrhPKxi8o

In Rialto California public complaints against police officers went down 88%, and officers use of force fell by 60%. Do you want you police to have these?



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personally..

at first glance the eye glass attached cameras look like they could/would "fall off" too easily and limit what they record. Something fastened securely would be a better way to go imho.

Garnet
Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

Implant

?

Heh heh..

yeah, right between the eyes! actually I kinda like the shoulder camera ;)

Garnet
Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

The video

should play live on a public site.

Hmm?

Who DOES have the power to centrally control the recorded data from this "system"?

Just imagine the power you could wield over the officers who would do anything for you to delete that incriminating video from their file?

"Oops, the data was corrupt, the battery died and was not recording at the time, there was a technical difficulty when attempting to save the footage to our server..."

"Don't worry though, as a concerned and hard working servant of the people I will ask our technical team to iron out the bugs so this doesn't happen again..."

"Yes, it has happened again but those responsible have been reprimanded and will face further training in order to meet the requirements expected by our community..."

and so on...

Hmm?

This is the precise nature...

of the skepticism that I was unable to put into words. Thank you for doing so. Well said.

You mean people act better

You mean people act better when they know their every move is being watched? Shocking! What's next, water is wet?

"In reality, the Constitution itself is incapable of achieving what we would like in limiting government power, no matter how well written."

~ Ron Paul, End the Fed

Same way people act more

Same way people act more politely when everyone is armed.

Personally, yes

the electronic imposter may force the officer to behave a little better...

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

I agree...

I'm thinking it will also have the same effect upon anyone interacting with law enforcement.

Don't get me wrong, I loathe cameras and their pervasive use, as well as misuse, throughout our society. I'm also in staunch opposition to the perpetually expanding surveillance state; however, this implement may serve both the "peace keeper" AND the citizen quite well in keeping the peace.

Still, I fear that these implements may be put to some ulterior and pernicious use; in other words, I wouldn't be surprised if this was one of many efforts to seduce ever vigilant libertarians into compliance with the surveillance state.

yes

I'm leery of it too, without at least some protections on its use. Like perhaps a rule that if the officer has a camera on his flipping uniform, and the video disappears, there is a presumption that the verssion of events offered by the individual he interacted with is correct...

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein