US announces $19M in grants to expand use of body cameras

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  • Contrariuses mid-state, TN
    Sept. 22, 2015 12:24 p.m.

    @Hope & Faith--

    "this speaks only to the distrust this nation has with authority."

    As Reagan said, "Trust, but verify."

    And remember -- body cams protect both citizens AND cops. When cops wear body cams, complaints against them go down not only because the cops are behaving better, but also because people know they can't get away with making false accusations about them.

    Body cams for all cops!

  • Br. Jones East Coast, MD
    Sept. 22, 2015 8:51 a.m.

    If they're not doing anything wrong, then they have nothing to hide and nothing to fear from being recorded.

  • Hope & Faith give us strength Utah County, UT
    Sept. 21, 2015 10:19 p.m.

    To state the obvious, this speaks only to the distrust this nation has with authority. This is why police, politicians, teachers, religion and people in so many other roles are under attack. It's the ultimate prejudice. We see one person make a mistake and we immediately magnify it, distort it, and assign responsibility. It's easy to be fooled into taking the wrong coarse of action. This is appealing to us, but it is not wise.

    We do this in the name of security, thinking that by seeing each step someone with authority makes will help us feel secure. Yet it will only raise the temperature of our judgment and distrust even more. It will only weaken the police from being able to use force in times when it is truly justified. And it will furnish false accusing even more. If something even looks bad on camera, who can set aside what they see with their eyes and give someone the benefit of the doubt? Not in this day and age. We are too judgmental a people.

    I trust cops more than I trust those that provoke them. Most cops are heroes.