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Sat Aug 16, 2014, 08:21 PM

Police in Rialto, CA wear body cams with striking results...

In 2012, Rialto, a small city in California's San Bernardino County, outfitted its police officers with small Body Cams to be worn at all times and record all working hours. The $900 cameras weighed 108 grams and were small enough to fit on each officer's collar or sunglasses. They recorded full-color video for up to 12 hours, which was automatically uploaded at the end of each shift, where it could be held and analyzed in a central database.

When researchers studied the effect of cameras on police behavior, the conclusions were striking. Within a year, the number of complaints filed against police officers in Rialto fell by 88 percent and "use of force" fell by 59 percent. “When you put a camera on a police officer, they tend to behave a little better, follow the rules a little better,” Chief William A. Farrar, the Rialto police chief, told the New York Times. “And if a citizen knows the officer is wearing a camera, chances are the citizen will behave a little better.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/08/americas-weaponized-police-force-could-benefit-from-one-more-weapon-cameras/376063/

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book_worm Aug 2014 OP
freshwest Aug 2014 #1
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Sun Aug 17, 2014, 03:36 AM

1. Big Brother for police. Might as well. Thanks for posting good idea.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014, 07:24 AM

2. And if all/many citizens also wear cameras...?

(With real-time uploading to internet to avoid easy confiscation of material?)

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