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    Re: Should All Police Have to Wear Body Cameras?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I know it happens. It isn't the norm and it isn't what they were hired to do, and it isn't what most of them (900,000+) do.
    Yes, it does happen, which is why your previous blanket statement claiming otherwise was called into question.

    Quite often what will happen is an officer will tell someone to stop filming, which is an illegal command to begin with. Then, if the person continues to film, which is well within their rights, the officer will attempt to take the recording device. If the person even does so much as turn away they get charged with "resisting arrest".

    The offending officers, backed up by their superiors usually, feign ignorance... and usually get off scot free.
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    Re: Should All Police Have to Wear Body Cameras?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Yes, it does happen, which is why your previous blanket statement claiming otherwise was called into question.

    Quite often what will happen is an officer will tell someone to stop filming, which is an illegal command to begin with. Then, if the person continues to film, which is well within their rights, the officer will attempt to take the recording device. If the person even does so much as turn away they get charged with "resisting arrest".

    The offending officers, backed up by their superiors usually, feign ignorance... and usually get off scot free.
    Once again, I was talking about what a police officer is hired to do, which is not to compel us to follow "their orders".

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    Re: Should All Police Have to Wear Body Cameras?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I know it happens. It isn't the norm and it isn't what they were hired to do, and it isn't what most of them (900,000+) do.
    How do you know it's not the norm? Have you had much interaction with police and being arrested?
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    Re: Should All Police Have to Wear Body Cameras?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    How do you know it's not the norm? Have you had much interaction with police and being arrested?
    I don't know what the norm is. I can only guess. Do you have links to show that the majority of the 900,000+ police officers in this country are acting improperly?

    I do have some law enforcement in my family.

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    Re: Should All Police Have to Wear Body Cameras?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Should All Police Have to Wear Body Cameras?
    I think it should be up to the jurisdiction they work for, not a national law. I'm all for it if the citizens want it. And whatever appears on video should be allowed into evidence in trials.

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    Re: Should All Police Have to Wear Body Cameras?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I don't know what the norm is. I can only guess. Do you have links to show that the majority of the 900,000+ police officers in this country are acting improperly?

    I do have some law enforcement in my family.
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    Re: Should All Police Have to Wear Body Cameras?

    I voted other just because I dont want it to be decided on a national level but probably yes if each municipality, county, and/or states decides they want them to.

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    Re: Should All Police Have to Wear Body Cameras?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I don't know what the norm is. I can only guess. Do you have links to show that the majority of the 900,000+ police officers in this country are acting improperly?

    I do have some law enforcement in my family.
    I don't know what the "norm" is, either, as far as specific percentages go, but even I believe the majority of cops are good cops. Corrupt cops, unfortunately, are not uncommon, and are common enough to be a legitimate concern. And when even otherwise good cops are complicit in cover ups, it serves nobody well. It doesn't serve the citizens well, and it makes even their own jobs that much harder because they have to fight this negative reputation and stereotype that they themselves (and/or their friends) helped create.
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    Re: Should All Police Have to Wear Body Cameras?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Should you have to wear one for your work? If not, then why should others?
    Im also not a public employee whos job is "to protect and serve" the community.


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    Re: Should All Police Have to Wear Body Cameras?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Should you have to wear one for your work? If not, then why should others?
    If they're not doing anything wrong, then they shouldn't worry about it. Yes?
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