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Should Body Cameras Be Required Of All Police Officers?

The shooting of unarmed victim Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina has renewed interest in body cameras. Should all police officers be required to wear them?

a full 83% of writers and pundits say yes
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Should Body Cameras Be Required Of All Police Officers?  

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last 24 hours | rollingstone
Why Baltimore Blew Up -
"...Fix that little in-custody death problem, we're told, perhaps with the aid of "better training" or body cameras (which Baltimore has already promised to install by the end of the year), and we can comfortably go back to ignoring poverty, race, abuse, all that depressing inner-city stuff. But body cameras won't fix it. You can't put body cameras on a system...." see full article

1298 days ago | delcotimes
Another View: Carry your camera phones to hold cops accountable - The Delaware County Daily Times
"...These body cameras are good but community cameras are better...." see full article

1334 days ago | wausaudailyherald
Police body cameras worth exploring: Our View - Wausau Daily Herald
"...But this is the direction we're heading, and forward-thinking cops should look at it as an opportunity, and seek ways to participate in pilot programs or test out the technology. ..." see full article

1335 days ago | independentmail
Police body cams worth the cost - Anderson Independent Mail
"...Body cameras should be standard issue for every patrol officer in South Carolina, just as they are for every City of Anderson officer on patrol. The state should assist small departments who have scarce financial resources...." see full article

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1336 days ago | dailytrojan
To avoid tragedies, police forces need to apply body cameras - Daily Trojan Online
"...Police officers need to keep up with the technology age too. It's time that their motto, to protect and to serve, is met with complete assurance, and that starts with an accurate capture of their conduct...." see full article

1340 days ago | politico
My Son Might Be Alive Today If Police Wore Body Cameras - Politico

"...Video and audio records back up their version of an encounter, and ensure far fewer complaints are lodged by citizens. ..." see full article

1341 days ago | nj
Mandate body cameras for all police officers: Editorial -
"...It's time to mandate body cameras for every police officer in America...." see full article

1342 days ago | nydailynews
City Council members: Put body cameras on every cop - New York Daily News

"...So, it's on our shoulders to spearhead public safety reform by implementing body cameras on every man and woman in blue...." see full article

1344 days ago | thehill
Walter Scott's killing shows need for body cameras and federal review - The Hill (blog)

"...I join those calling for mandatory body cameras on all law enforcement officers in America...." see full article

1344 days ago | usnews
Walter Scott Shooting Stirs Support for Body Cameras With Some Disagreement - U.S. News & World Report

"...Of chief concern to many civil libertarians who otherwise support more transparency in policing is the privacy and surveillance risks body-worn cameras pose...." see full article

1344 days ago | huffingtonpost
Walter Scott Shooting Rekindles Body Camera Debate - Huffington Post

"...suggested that greater use of body cameras could help improve community/police relations...." see full article

1345 days ago | stltoday
Missouri Legislature reluctant to require police body cameras -
"...Despite a fatal South Carolina shooting captured on video, lawmakers aren't rushing to force local departments to equip officers with body cameras...." see full article

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