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[–] FPSFairy 1 points 59 points (+60|-1) ago 

Agreed. If a police officer isn't being recorded, then as far as I'm concerned, they shouldn't be regarded as acting in their official capacity as a police officer.

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[–] One_Wing_Angel 1 points 52 points (+53|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I agree 100%. If the camera isn't on, then no immunity, and the PO is treated like any other citizen. That'll motivate them.

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

badge and camera in same unit. If badge isn't visible then they can be treated as a civilian regardless of any uniform. If video/gps footage is missing for any seconds they are on duty (throughout whole shift) they need to testify in front of a civilian local court why and have their pay doctored along with retirement benefits.

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

I don't think you understand how fucking fantastic an idea this is.

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

And that's the way they like it!

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[–] salty-nutz 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Not really. Just tell the cop you'd like your justice served fresh next time one is at your window.

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[–] darkrit3 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

we should get an AMA with a cop so we can see why they have to do that and then maybe we can start a petition and do something good.

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[–] 6double5321 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

If we're going to do it, it should be this cop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s10eMUgHZLg&feature=youtu.be

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[–] anonlymouse 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago 

An honest cop wears a body cam.
A cop not wearing a body cam isn't honest.
Plain and simple.

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

there are instances where the average citizen would be better off without the body cam. for example: in rough american cities many, many cops dont pursue pot smokers. they dont take weed when they find it, they dont arrest people for smoking it, they dont hassle the people selling it... with the camera on, all that would technically have to stop. community interactions would become more hostile when cops are required to pursue every single infraction.

im 100% for body cams on cops 100% of the time... just wanted to throw out there that there are implications we havent addressed yet. policy needs to change if cops are expected to do their jobs and still wear a camera 100% of the time.

there is actually a great episode of Car 54 that addresses this in a round about way. "Toody & Muldoon Crack Down", its on youtube if you're into cheesy American TV from the early 60s. the main theme being that a cops greatest asset in a neighborhood is his good reputation with the people.

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

Careful there, this isn't true, and could be used against citizens as well. "If you're honest, allow the government to spy on everything you. If you don't allow that, you're not honest."