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Thread: Should policemen wear body cameras?

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    Should policemen wear body cameras?

    Well, what do you think? Will this stop lawlessness or not? I think that it will be very useful! Of course some "smart" people will find how to come over this rule, but for majority...!
    And i think it also will decrease number of cases like Michael Brown or Garner!

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    Re: Should policemen wear body cameras?

    Quote Originally Posted by timslash View Post
    Well, what do you think? Will this stop lawlessness or not? I think that it will be very useful! Of course some "smart" people will find how to come over this rule, but for majority...!
    And i think it also will decrease number of cases like Michael Brown or Garner!
    Body cams and dash cams -- both long overdue.
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    Re: Should policemen wear body cameras?

    I would absolutely never work as a law enforcement officer anywhere without one. Can you imagine if Darren Wilson had been wearing a body Kim all of the race baiters would be forever discredited
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    Re: Should policemen wear body cameras?

    Definitely. Police should gather usable evidence in investigations and that is what the video cams would do - rather than just the officers memory.

    Can you imagine investigators going to a crime scene and not taking a camera and officers NOT recording people's statements in police interviews and interrogations? Yet that is what police officers do every day when they answer calls. Why wouldn't you want the officers to visually and audio record everything?

    Why does everyone see this as a matter of only police abuse? That doesn't apply to 1 out of 100,000 police responses and actions. It is, rather, a question of documentation of evidence and what people ACTUALLY said word for word.

    There has been NO problem with video cams in police cruisers. Why would there be a problem with officer's wearing one?

    I do think officers should be able to turn them off at break time, when speaking with prosecutors, confidential informants, investigate discussions etc - in short only used out in the field answering calls and approaching situations. Why would anyone NOT what actual verifiable evidence.

    Many officers now wear recorders. Any problem with that so far?

    Hey folks, law enforcement is NOT primarily about the police's conduct. It is about crime - preventing in and successfully catching and prosecuting those who commit crimes.
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    Re: Should policemen wear body cameras?

    Should policemen wear body cameras?
    it pretty much has to happen.

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    Re: Should policemen wear body cameras?

    Yes the absolutely should.


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    Re: Should policemen wear body cameras?

    I don't think getting more cameras in the hands of law enforcement is good for our civil liberties. We need less cameras, not more.

    In addition to that, even if we weren't concerned with the inevitable Big Brother surveillance system this would put in the hands of law enforcement, we have to deal with the reality that purchasing and maintaining such a massive number of cameras would be an incredible expense to take on in order to solve a problem that is extremely rare and can be addressed through less expensive means.
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    Re: Should policemen wear body cameras?

    Quote Originally Posted by timslash View Post
    Well, what do you think? Will this stop lawlessness or not? I think that it will be very useful! Of course some "smart" people will find how to come over this rule, but for majority...!
    And i think it also will decrease number of cases like Michael Brown or Garner!
    Of course it will because we have absolutely no video evidence of the Garner incident.

    Right now everyone is looking for a panacea to stop stuff they don't like to hear about. Cameras on cops are going to be just as effective at stopping crime as assault weapon bans will be at stopping school shootings and the basic principle is the same....."Presume they're all guilty and make them pay!!"

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    Re: Should policemen wear body cameras?

    My concern is under which circumstances, if any, that the images/sounds captured (at public expense) would be made public. We now pay billions for all sorts of gov't surveillance that is never made public. When we, the public, are now denied to know what is shown to a GJ then what difference would it make if the government has access to more "secret" data that we must pay for yet cannot ever see?

    If the officers can use this evidence to expose the 90%+ use of plea deals, used to avoid the cost of trials, as letting criminals off with wrist slaps then I say fine; but if this data is kept out of public view then why should we have to pay for it? Some wish the public to see what the officer may have done wrong but not what the criminal actually did - as opposed to what they were allowed to plea it down to.
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