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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Body cams on cops are 100% worthless. The police depts. would just doctor the body cam videos or else the cops would turn off the cams and/or censor specific footage.

    In the event body cam videos were available for the public to see, there would be huge discrepancies in the video picked up by those cams and those picked up by bystander cameras and/or cell phones.


    Well if you believe that there's no way to prevent cop coverups then I don't know what to say.


    My understanding was body cam footage was supposed to be very hard to tamper with.

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    this story just proves a little theory I've been working on: If you fight with a policeman and will probably end up dead

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Body cams on cops are 100% worthless. The police depts. would just doctor the body cam videos or else the cops would turn off the cams and/or censor specific footage.

    In the event body cam videos were available for the public to see, there would be huge discrepancies in the video picked up by those cams and those picked up by bystander cameras and/or cell phones.
    Which is why any reasonable body cam system would REQUIRE that the video recordings were, at the least, extremely difficult to tamper with.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Well if you believe that there's no way to prevent cop coverups then I don't know what to say.
    The way to prevent it is to do exactly what the brave videographer did in this scenario.

    Retaliation against the police is, of course, another way to prevent it. Although it's illegal, in towns like the one depicted in the video, it would likely be extremely effective considering there are apparently few, if any, public-area surveillance cameras around.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    My understanding was body cam footage was supposed to be very hard to tamper with.
    That's what cops say.

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Which is why any reasonable body cam system would REQUIRE that the video recordings were, at the least, extremely difficult to tamper with.
    True, which is why it's unlikely that the body cam system chosen by a dept. like the NCPD would be reasonable.

    Cops would hate such a system, and their unions would likely concur.

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Well if you believe that there's no way to prevent cop coverups then I don't know what to say.


    My understanding was body cam footage was supposed to be very hard to tamper with.
    Cops lie. They do it to get people to admit to things, they do it to protect their own.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    That is messed up.

    Cops are a lot like teenagers these days: both are having a difficult time adapting to the fact that if you're out in public and are attracting any kind of attention, you're probably being filmed.

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    What ever happen to the days on the tv show COPS where you see a cop jumping over a fence and chasing down a suspect? The photographer comes huffing and puffing behind and you see the cop with the defendant down on the ground with the cop on his phone telling others the chase is over.
    On this video the cop seems to be casually just walking through the grocery store.

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    South Carolina Officer Is Charged With Murder in Black Manís Death

    There is no doubt this one, the policeman shot the man the back 8 times as he was running away.
    Had there been cell phone video he probably would have gotten away with it. The man was stopped because had a broken taillight.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/08/us...w-nytimes&_r=0


    WASHINGTON ó A white police officer in North Charleston, S.C., was charged with murder on Tuesday after a video surfaced showing him shooting in the back and killing an apparently unarmed black man while the man ran away.


    The officer, Michael T. Slager, 33, said he had feared for his life because the man had taken his stun gun in a scuffle after a traffic stop on Saturday. A video, however, shows the officer firing eight times as the man, Walter L. Scott, 50, fled. The North Charleston mayor announced the state charges at a news conference Tuesday evening.

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    The way to prevent it is to do exactly what the brave videographer did in this scenario.

    Retaliation against the police is, of course, another way to prevent it. Although it's illegal, in towns like the one depicted in the video, it would likely be extremely effective considering there are apparently few, if any, public-area surveillance cameras around.



    That's what cops say.



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