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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Fri Aug 22, 2014, 02:15 PM

5. Without accountability cameras won't do jack shit except make the Taser Corp wealthier

 

And the unintended consequences is people will be less inclined to talk to cops because of the camera in their face and cops are going to become much colder and robotic out of fear that their bosses could use any and every single thing they say from archived footage as leverage to kick them off the force if they don't go along with the program (usually the bosses are the most corrupt and vicious).

OTOH when a cop is doing something really bad they'll just not turn on the camera or make sure the battery doesnt get charged like Mary Hawk's killer did at Albuquerque PD a few months ago or smash the recording device like Officer Vince Mater did in Fullerton. Criminals will always beat whatever system in place.

Body cameras are not an end all solution when it comes to police brutality. If the Kelly Thomas murder didnt wake people up I don't know what will.

We can talk cameras after we talk about accountability.

































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