I would prefer a proactive approach from police departments, but the bullyboy demeanor is actually taught now, and I don't know of anyone who ever received satisfaction of any kind from filing a complaint against a misbehaving officer.
IMO, this is at the heart of public distrust of the police. Every person who witnesses police misbehavior being completely ignored by the department will likely carry that EARNED distrust for life.
How do you know that the above (bolded) is the case?
I believe that many protesters were motivated by what you said. However, that motivation, noble as it is, was not the motivation of all.
Some were motivated by THIS specific incident. Some were motivated because everyone else was doing it. (mob mentality)
Some were motivated because they wanted any chance to get back at "whitey".
Some were motivated by the thought of a free television set for Christmas.
I am sure that I could come up with other possible motivations as well.
And then there's the federal access to those video databases. It's like adding several hundred thousand walking drones.
Basically, though, I do agree with you. I just wouldn't want that to get in the way of a good thing.
Thank you, Quazi!
I'm sure Officer Wilson wishes he had a camera in his patrol car. It would have saved him(and Ferguson) a ton of pain and I wouldn't have to see Al Sharpton's ugly mug on tv every 5 minutes. The greatest problem the black community has starts with their LEADERSHIP. MLK was their last RATIONAL leader and he's been gone for decades. Nothing will change until they wake up and realize that.