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    Progress Being Made As Ferguson Police Officers Are Now Wearing Body Cameras

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Sunday that Ferguson police officers began wearing body cameras this past Saturday. Embattled Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson told The Post that 50 cameras were donated to the police department from Safety Visions and Digital Ally in the wake of 18-year-old Michael Brown’s shooting death at the hands of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The unarmed Brown was shot dead on August 9th after an incident that began with Wilson confronting Brown and his friend, Dorian Johnson, for jaywalking. Brown was shot six times and an audio recording from the time of the shooting indicates that Wilson fired at Brown at least ten times.
    Per Jackson, the cameras were first utilized during the day Saturday due to that day’s activities. A peaceful march of at least a thousand protesters took place in Ferguson on Saturday morning. The march, which was led by Brown’s parents, started on W. Florissant Ave., where most of the protests have occurred in the aftermath of the shooting, and ended right in front of the Ferguson police department headquarters. Hundreds of protesters remained gathered near the building for much of the day, chanting and making their voices heard regarding their desire to see Officer Wilson arrested.


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    I believe all police departments should have to wear body cameras, it not only brings more accountability to the department, but can be a protection against police brutality. This department definitely needs to wear cameras, hell all departments should. Only bad cops should be worried about body cameras.


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    Re: Progress Being Made As Ferguson Police Officers Are Now Wearing Body Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    I believe all police departments should have to wear body cameras, it not only brings more accountability to the department, but can be a protection against police brutality. This department definitely needs to wear cameras, hell all departments should. Only bad cops should be worried about body cameras. [/FONT]
    Why stop with cops? Ordinary people both commit and are victimized by crime all the time. If everyone wore a camera that would make investigating crime a whole lot easier. Just imagine how easy it would be for that bigot that claims to have been robbed by a black guy to get called on the carpet when the video shows that it was really a white guy. Hell, we could just mandate that all collected video be collected by the NSA and processed through a threat analysis program and we could stop crime before it even [maybe] happened!

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    Re: Progress Being Made As Ferguson Police Officers Are Now Wearing Body Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    I believe all police departments should have to wear body cameras, it not only brings more accountability to the department, but can be a protection against police brutality. This department definitely needs to wear cameras, hell all departments should. Only bad cops should be worried about body cameras. [/FONT]
    It is going to stop a lot of false claims made against Officers.
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    Re: Progress Being Made As Ferguson Police Officers Are Now Wearing Body Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Why stop with cops? Ordinary people both commit and are victimized by crime all the time. If everyone wore a camera that would make investigating crime a whole lot easier. Just imagine how easy it would be for that bigot that claims to have been robbed by a black guy to get called on the carpet when the video shows that it was really a white guy. Hell, we could just mandate that all collected video be collected by the NSA and processed through a threat analysis program and we could stop crime before it even [maybe] happened!
    What an idiotic comparison.

    Are ordenary citizens somehow under a contract to enforce the law and peace in their communities?!

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    Re: Progress Being Made As Ferguson Police Officers Are Now Wearing Body Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    It is going to stop a lot of false claims made against Officers.
    It isn't going to change a thing. People who hate cops are just going to claim that the video was doctored. We'll still have the same situation we have now but with more video to bicker over.

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    Re: Progress Being Made As Ferguson Police Officers Are Now Wearing Body Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    It is going to stop a lot of false claims made against Officers.
    That too. Are you suggesting by your omission that it won't have any effect on police behavior as well?
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    Re: Progress Being Made As Ferguson Police Officers Are Now Wearing Body Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    It is going to stop a lot of false claims made against Officers.
    That's great, and it would have given the evidence needed to make a judgement about what happened. People like you would ignore it if it contradicted them, but still...


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    Re: Progress Being Made As Ferguson Police Officers Are Now Wearing Body Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    What an idiotic comparison.

    Are ordenary citizens somehow under a contract to enforce the law and peace in their communities?!

    How do you know I'm not going to randomly assault someone on the street? I figure that forcing me to wear a camera would be a fine deterrent to me committing a crime. I mean, hell, if I knew it was going to be recorded I'd be less inclined to be an asshole, right? That's the reasoning we're getting in this argument at least.

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    Re: Progress Being Made As Ferguson Police Officers Are Now Wearing Body Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    It isn't going to change a thing. People who hate cops are just going to claim that the video was doctored. We'll still have the same situation we have now but with more video to bicker over.
    I doubt that there will be no change.

    And those who claim the video has been altered? Let them, such video will put a halt to their claims until they can prove it was altered.
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    Re: Progress Being Made As Ferguson Police Officers Are Now Wearing Body Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    It is going to stop a lot of false claims made against Officers.
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