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[–] conundrumbombs 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

The city where I live is working on an initiative to place body cameras on police uniforms, but they will not be on all of them. They will be randomized so that officers will never know if their actions are being recorded or not. Essentially, it will function in the same manner as the Panopticon.

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[–] FormerDiggUser 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

but they will not be on all of them. They will be randomized so that officers will never know if their actions are being recorded or not

They won't be on all the time or won't be on all of the uniforms? I think if you were wearing one of them it'd be pretty obvious.

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[–] Possible 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

And who watches the watchers. Do the police themselves decide when a camera is "on" or not? Because departments aren't exactly known for outing their brutes.

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[–] firex726 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Also seems like a good excuse to loose footage. Just like with dash-cam footage being lost or corrupted when it'll implicate an officer. All they have to say is that t was not recording that office at that time.

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[–] rocket_robin_hood 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Sounds to me like all cops will wear em, but they wont all be recording.

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[–] conundrumbombs 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I do not work in law enforcement and therefore do not understand the intricacies, but my understanding is that no officer would be able to have the knowledge of whether or not they had one. Which is how the Panopticon works. I honestly can't believe that so many people don't know the philosophy of the Panopticon. Just look it up.

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[–] captainplanet2 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

This is a bad idea. It allows the officers to present only the evidence that shows them in a good light, and delete the video that shows misconduct. It seems like something designed to allow the cops to manipulate perceptions.

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[–] conundrumbombs 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I do not work in law enforcement and therefore do not understand the intricacies, but my understanding is that no officer would be able to have the knowledge of whether or not they had one. Which is how the Panopticon works. I honestly can't believe that so many people don't know the philosophy of the Panopticon. Just look it up.

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[–] Beers 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

But doesn't that leave a vulnerability, who decides when the camera is on? Is it controlled by a computer? Who has access to the computer? Was it truly random chance that this police shooting wasn't filmed, or was it manipulated to cover up for a murder?

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[–] conundrumbombs 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I do not work in law enforcement and therefore do not understand the intricacies, but my understanding is that no officer would be able to have the knowledge of whether or not they had one. Which is how the Panopticon works. I honestly can't believe that so many people don't know the philosophy of the Panopticon. Just look it up.

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[–] Reddiggoat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Agreed. This is 2015, they should just invest in a data center and record everything their officers do.

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[–] ObiWannaBlowMe 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's the entire point.

"Oh, you want this guys recording? Unfortunately, we weren't recording him that day."

They knew they lost and they did what they could to get around it.

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[–] tylahedras 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Hey tom, you on desk duty today? Here wear this, "wink wink."

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[–] conundrumbombs 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I do not work in law enforcement and therefore do not understand the intricacies, but my understanding is that no officer would be able to have the knowledge of whether or not they had one. Which is how the Panopticon works. I honestly can't believe that so many people don't know the philosophy of the Panopticon. Just look it up.