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    Hmmm, this is technology with some nice possibilities.

    Interesting for bothfor LEO applications and for regular ole law-abiding-citizen use.

    Maybe, some distant day in the future, we'll all be carrying Sigs and GLOCKs and Smiths with one of these (more miniaturized) cameras on board. Same as many of us now do with laser sighting systems.

    Hell, the Government and the NRA will probably have to get together and Compromise to mandate one of these on all civilian guns!:shock: (Note to Huffman: Keep tabs on this one. Follow-up.)

    Actually, I don't know why anyone would have to mandate them, though. If and when the time comes that a reliable, accurate, usable and affordablegun camera would ever be available to the general public--I would buy one in one minute and install it on my carry gun.

    It would make a fabulous 2A-rights protection tool.




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    When an officer pulls his gun from the holster, the digital recording begins.

    With a l.5 ounce camera about the size of a lipstick placed below the barrel of the gun, it can record sound and every object or movement the weapon points at.

    Orange County's sheriff's emergency service team and the Newburgh Police Department will be the first to test the pistol cam and they may be the first in the country to have an extra eye looking over every officers decision.

    Chief Eric Paolilli says "if the technology is there to be used and it's an effective tool and we examine it and there's no safety issues and there's no issues with our guns there's no issues that come to light during this pilot time, it's one more tool that we can use."

    This new police technology comes to Newburgh just a year shy of the anniversary of the police shootout here on Broadway that resulted in the death of 23-year-old Antonio Bryant.

    The gunfight put a strain on the communities relationship with police.

    Mayor Nick Valentine, who is up for re-election a week from Tuesday, believes this new surveillance could help reunite both sides.

    The city of Newburgh police department participates in their own union. The president of their PBA was shown the pistol cam for the time time tonight.

    He says he's reluctant to believe his officers will support this new technology.

    The state has alloted $35,000 dollars for a testing period in Newburgh over the next few months. If successful, every Newburgh officer will have the pistol camera are part of their equipment.

    http://www.wrex.com/News/index.php?ID=22973


    Check out the link for the video report. It's cool.

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    Whoops, now how did that smudge of donut glaze get on the lens? Guess we just need to accept the officer's word that his shooting was justified...

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    Can you FOIA the footage on those,too? Like sayyyyyyy LEOs using those on lawful citizens OCing?

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    Guess seeing your son/husband shot in court, through the eyes of the gun, will be pleasant.

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    With a l.5 ounce camera about the size of a lipstick
    Uhh, does this caption really go with that picture? I've never seen a tube of lipstick that big (or at least not outside the hippo botique.)


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    Ghettokracker71 wrote:
    Can you FOIA the footage on those,too? Like sayyyyyyy LEOs using those on lawful citizens OCing?
    Sure. I don't see why not. If the technology is good enough, we should force the LEOs to have them on their duty guns.



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    With a l.5 ounce camera about the size of a lipstick
    Uhh, does this caption really go with that picture? I've never seen a tube of lipstick that big (or at least not outside the hippo botique.)
    Hey! Hippos need love too...



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    A common digital image detector format is indeed a 'lipstick' tube, possibly in the housing above the light source and its batteries in the image. But a detector is not the recorder et cetera so, for now, this sounds a bit like smart-gun vaporware.

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    To post in a more serious tone... I don't think that these cameras would do much good on "L"EOs' guns for the purpose of deterring illegal "L"EO activity, as it would be far too easy to block the view of the camera and, perhaps, the microphone. As it stands now, the good LEOs won't need to have a camera on their gun (and will just get crucified anyway in the event of an officer-involved shooting), and the bad "L"EOs will just find a way to tamper with it.

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    imperialism2024 wrote:
    To post in a more serious tone... I don't think that these cameras would do much good on "L"EOs' guns for the purpose of deterring illegal "L"EO activity, as it would be far too easy to block the view of the camera and, perhaps, the microphone. As it stands now, the good LEOs won't need to have a camera on their gun (and will just get crucified anyway in the event of an officer-involved shooting), and the bad "L"EOs will just find a way to tamper with it.
    "system failure"

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