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    Herr Heckler Koch
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    Janesville police officers see benefit in body cameras. With poll @ GazetteXtra.com

    http://gazettextra.com/news/2012/may...t-body-camera/

    http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/1....html#comments

    Reader poll - Should police officers have discretion on when to turn on body cameras?
    Yes 51% 79 votes
    No 46% 71 votes
    No opinion 1% 2 votes
    152 total votes
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    I belive that with in 10 years all LEOs will have video and audio recordings of all their actions from the time they start shift to the time they end shift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firearms Iinstuctor View Post
    I belive that with in 10 years all LEOs will have video and audio recordings of all their actions from the time they start shift to the time they end shift.
    And somehow they'll still manage to "not have" the video/audio of harassment...
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    Quote Originally Posted by protias View Post
    And somehow they'll still manage to "not have" the video/audio of harassment...
    Yep; it's amazing how many tapes or recordings end up "lost" when they prove police misconduct.

    But whenever they need to nail a defendant's ass to the wall, you can be sure they'll come up with the tapes and recordings...

    ETA: On another note, it deeply disturbs me that a police officer having discretion of when he will be recorded while performing his job-mandated, official, public duties is even an option in a free society.

    It destroys my faith in the American voting population that so many think that's a good idea.
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    Meanwhile, some other officers argue it should be against the law to record them at all. Hilarious.

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    I am all for video recording of every single minute the officer is on duty! there are way too many incidents of abusive police these days, luckily witnesses are recording these incidents and bringing it to the attention of the general public.
    These recording should be made tamper-proof so they cannot be corrupted by the officer or anyone in the police department, they should be made available to the accused at no charge.
    It has gotten to the point where I hope to have a video system in my vehicle that is unable to be deleted or destroyed by the police, I have gotten harassed a few too many times in my life, wrongfully accused, and treated like scum by the very people who say their duty is to serve and protect.
    I current use "U-Recorder" as an iPhone app during interactions, because the recording cannot be stopped without a PIN code, but the phone can be destroyed to make it disappear.

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    A legalistic justification of an officer's demand to stop a citizen recording a law enforcement interaction will be interesting given that he, too, may/should be recording. "We are the only ones professional enough" to shoot ourselves in the foot.

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    maybe they should develope, install, and use rectal cameras to make sure no one sneaks up on them. the 'hinder minder', or 'butt vision' project!

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    Smile, YOU are on candid camera.

    Cop says, "Yo, bro! Wat'chu doin back there X?"
    Last edited by Herr Heckler Koch; 05-08-2012 at 11:05 AM.

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    it would make for some interesting court testimony:

    the evidence was lost during a recent bout of the runs.
    the 'chip' inside the unit was badly burned in a bean burrito attack.
    this video is grainy.....it looks like crap!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=008BPUdQ1XA

    i'd better go, i'm having too much fun with this.
    Last edited by McX; 05-08-2012 at 11:28 AM.

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    Federal appeals court blocks Illinois law against recording police doing their jobs.

    Last edited by Herr Heckler Koch; 05-08-2012 at 05:44 PM.

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