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

Oh, we understand. The problem is guaranteeing and proving that the LEO doesn't know. We can't just take their word for it, and we can't accept security through obscurity either. I mean, we are literally talking about murder here. Why even bother with randomness? We would also need an entirely separate and unbiased entity to pull videos from the database, of course being sensitive to ongoing investigations. Does that mean this entity would work closely with officers?

I know that the system works, but it relies on one thing -- that the person in the center, watching it all, doesn't participate in the thin blue line. Leaving it up to chance is just begging for a controversial case with no video footage, and everyone wondering if it truly was chance or manipulation.

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

I mean, we're dealing with life and death here, not to mention a quick solution to massive lawsuits. Use some of that civil forfeiture money!

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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.