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posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 05:29 PM
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The United States has a police brutality problem.


Beyond the reality that the United States incarcerates more people than any other nation in the world, our police officers shoot and kill more people in any given year than Germany and the United Kingdom combined over the past decade.

Police in the town of Pacos, Washington, with 59,000 people, have shot and killed more people the past six months than police in the United Kingdom, with a population of more than 60 million. And American police aren't shooting people left and right because they all have guns. Almost daily, a man or woman without a gun is shot and killed in America and problem is getting worse.




www.dailykos.com...



The officer who chased, shot, and killed Darrien Hunt in Utah was actually wearing a body camera, but claims it was turned off.

An officer wearing a body camera in Washington state shot and killed a man sitting in his car, but claims he failed to turn his camera on.

This New Orleans officer turned her body camera off just minutes before shooting a man in the head.

This Daytona Beach police officer just resigned after being caught turning his body camera off before an arrest.

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posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 05:48 PM
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The list goes on and on. People think the cams are a good idea. They would be if there was no way to shut them off. There's just no accountability.


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posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 05:53 PM
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Turning off your body camera should lead to immediate dismissal with zero tolerance. We can't trust these thugs to do the right thing unless someone or something is holding them accountable.


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posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 05:55 PM
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The cams are absolutely useless if they can be turned off!
They should only turn off when they are sat on the charger, they should autoswitch on as soon as they are removed from the charger.
All footage should be continuously relayed to independant storage stations.

Otherwise, they are useless.



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 05:57 PM
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That's not the half of it. Google 'Homan Square' in Chicago.

People put in a black hole of detention like Gitmo.


www.theguardian.com...



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: wasaka

This is the Cortez Bufford incident mentioned on the link,



I thought it a bit dodgy at first, although there is the usual body kicking violence but it seems there were concerns about the incident. The dash camera videoing is not turned off at that point, while the sound is dropped near the end of the video. It does mean that the whole scene is not available, after a policewoman shouts a warning.

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posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 06:09 PM
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originally posted by: Maverick7
That's not the half of it. Google 'Homan Square' in Chicago.



People put in a black hole of detention like Gitmo.





www.theguardian.com...


The United States has a police brutality problem.
Scratch that. The United States has a police state problem.



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 06:25 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
Turning off your body camera should lead to immediate dismissal with zero tolerance. We can't trust these thugs to do the right thing unless someone or something is holding them accountable.

Unfortunately some ruin the reputation of all.

Who thought it was a good idea to have an on/off switch that wasn't password protected or have some means of locking the officers out until end of shift?



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 06:52 PM
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a reply to: wasaka

No matter what lengths our attempts to achieve officer level accountability, there will always be duct tape to cover the lens so to speak.

I don't think we need more evidence anyway.



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 07:07 PM
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originally posted by: superman2012

Unfortunately some ruin the reputation of all.


I get what you are saying, but what about that Bufford video? the ratio there is around 8 to zero!


Who thought it was a good idea to have an on/off switch that wasn't password protected or have some means of locking the officers out until end of shift?

That would be a good idea
How long would that last though?



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 08:56 PM
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As soon as the guy is down that one cop that comes running in and kicks him in the head. That guy is the sickest one of the lot, he was itching to do that. He is the type of guy that would sucker punch you. He is lucky he didn't kick him in the throat. Bouncers can do a better job than these guys.



posted on Feb, 25 2015 @ 04:34 AM
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originally posted by: VoidHawk
The cams are absolutely useless if they can be turned off!.


Exactly what I was about to ask

Great minds and all that



posted on Feb, 25 2015 @ 07:22 AM
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Great minds and all that


Great minds and all that? Really?

I didnt see a question asked, did you?



posted on Feb, 25 2015 @ 08:41 AM
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I think the trouble with these cams would be the cops think it's for their safety when it actually is for everyone's safety. When they are turned off or not on then automatically we should side with something being covered up. At least that's the side I'll automatically side with.



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