Police See Benefit Equipping Officers With Body Cams
Experience in other cities has shown benefits. In San Bernardino County, after Rialto police equipped its officers with body cams, a study published last year found significant reductions in not only complaints against officers, but also the number of police use-of-force incidents.
tifosi77 wrote:BigMcK wrote:One said he was so focused on the camera it impacted his decision making ability.
Isn't that kind of the point, tho?
BigMcK wrote:I took his comment as that he would not react to a situation as trained, but rather react to a situation from concern of being scrutinized.
If the officer needed to draw his weapon to shoot as had been trained, he may now hesitate and lose seconds worrying about drawing his weapon.
That was my takeaway.
Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:Idoit40fans wrote:If they have a budget for cameras, its a no brainer.
If they can afford mini-tanks, they can afford cameras.
columbia wrote:The screwed up thing is that this topic pales to what's really important in the world right now. Yes, I am extremely troubled by the police shooting an unarmed person and we shall see what the real details were/are. But this ISIS deal is just about the scariest thing I've seen in my time on this earth and I'm including those lunatics on 9/11. These dudes are *seriously* **** bad news.
Shyster wrote:Disagree on the "really important." Police acting like terrorists in my back yard is more important to me than people who are actually terrorists but are located on the other side of the world.
eddysnake wrote:How big is ISIS? I was reading today that because of our airstrikes and Iraq army pushing forward they took a lot back. They are certainly batsh*t crazy, but if we (pretty sure the rest of the world should join in on this) went all out, could we take care of them pretty fast?
MalkinIsMyHomeboy wrote:but I can't imagine anyone helping them.
PensFanInDC wrote:When a cop straps a bomb to his chest and blows up a mall then you can say they are acting like terrorists or compare them to ISIS.
Believe me, I don't like cops in general. I don't like dealing with them and I don't like how some of them abuse their power, in some cases leading to the deaths of innocent people. But to say that is a bigger threat to me right now is not accurate. I'm a middle class white dude in farm country. As far as I am concerned cops pose very little threat to me. Now, if I were a black man in Biloxi, MS.....