I agree that the deeper root of the problem is tension between the cops and the community. Thinking of proactive ways to help even the playing field, ie requiring cops to wear cameras, would be a step in the right direction.
yep, this needs to happen. it protects the police as much as it protects suspects.Obama Wants To Help Buy 50,000 Body Cameras For The Nation's 630,000 Police Officers
Its a fine idea, however i dont think the fed should be giving money away for it. Tells me my taxes are too high if potus can just give away 75 million.
Wait, nm. The debt just hit 18 trillion, he doesnt have the money either, but still spending it
"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
I believe the public\private space guidelines applies here too. My understanding is that Miranda protects you from being compelled to speak after you're arrested. Wouldn't apply to why you were being arrested. Right now, we take the officer's word as golden, barring other evidence. Video can only improve that.Does the person have to be mirandized before anything they say or do can be used against them?
I agree. I think it's going to happen eventually, though police will fight it every step of the way. No one likes to be monitored, but it is effective. I've worked in monitored and unmonitored call centers, and the quality of service is much higher the closer people are watched.If not, i love the camera idea. It will stop a lot of criminals from getting away with stuff because of technicalities
Additionally, such monitoring could allow for officers back at HQ to watch what their people are up to in realtime, and send help\orders if needed.
These type of numbers are hard to argue with.in Rialto, California, found that between 2012 and 2013, in the first year of the city using police cameras, the number of complaints filed against officers fell by 88 percent and use of force by officers fell by almost 60 percent.
I've lived in countries where lack of oversight encourages rampant police corruption, a heinous problem for any society. I've studied the history of America and heard the stories of the NYC police force from a time long before I was born. To think that the police are always the good guys (or bad guys) is an extreme position that can lead to a slippery slope. If police are doing their jobs well then they shouldn't be opposed to cameras.
: How does anyone fix that? Maybe if jobs were more plentiful, it would ease the tensions since people would have something to do other than nurse a feeling that they are being cheated out of something they feel they are owed. Would the rioters in Ferguson feel better about the police if the entire force were black? Is it really racial, or is it just resentment about life in general?