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[–] AnTi90d 4 points 101 points (+105|-4) ago 

Every pig needs a camera bolted to his chest.

If the feed is ever manually shut off, that should equal an immediate suspension.

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[–] rothx 1 points 83 points (+84|-1) ago  (edited ago)

built into the badge. therefore, no badge visible, not a cop. Free to defend yourself against a civilian. no badge and announces they are a cop, penalize their retirement funds with a hefty fine.

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[–] selpai 2 points 25 points (+27|-2) ago  (edited ago)

You've got a problem already. A badge is not sufficient to identify oneself as a police officer. Nor is a particularly painted car with flashing lights, or an official looking uniform. There is special photographic ID that all officers must have on their person. If they do not provide this to you, then they have not confirmed that they are legitimate police. If they refuse to provide this, you should immediately call 911 and report that there is a strange man with a gun impersonating a police officer, and that you are afraid.

Your very first words, in any interaction with someone claiming to be police, should be "Give me your name, photo ID, and tell me the nature of your business". You are not required to provide police with any form of identification unless they have probable cause to detain you. Police are the enemy. Never give them ground.

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

That is the best idea I have heard on the subject. You want to wear a badge? Well now it has a camera built into it. Enact this legislation immediately!

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

I whole heartedly agree with you.

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[–] naturallymystic 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

How about if the feed is manually turned off an automatic termination.

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[–] Unstablepenguin 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

dare I say, WITHOUT pay?

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[–] thuvia_1 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

they should lose their qualified immunity if they disable or remove the camera in any way. and if one claims it malfunctioned, the camera should be sent to an independent third party for forensic review.

qualified immunity is a problem, and it should not exist at all for police officers on the job. simply, it removes the ability for a person to sue a police officer (or other government official) individually for violating his/her civil rights, rather than just suing the county or town or whatever body employs the cop. when an individual or some other interested party can personally sue an officer into poverty, we'll be better off and maybe the cops will be better behaved.