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Milwaukee Mayor Wants All Patrol Officers To Wear Body Cameras

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Milwaukee may soon become one of the largest cities in the United States to outfit all of its patrol ...

Officer Who Killed Mentally Ill Man Was Wearing Body Camera But Hadn't Turned It On

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

Officials have admitted that the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, police officer who last week fatally shot a man having a "mental episode" was equipped with a bo...

Most Major Cities Still Don't Have Body Cameras For Cops

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans overwhelmingly support equipping police officers with body cameras. Police reform advocates and law enforcement officials say ...

Review Finds Plenty Of Problems With NYPD Body Camera Program

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.30.2015 | Crime

 NEW YORK (AP) -- A body camera pilot program at the nation's largest police department raised a wide range of questions about how to best monit...

How One Texas City Is Fighting Truancy And Getting Kids Back In School

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.11.2015 | Media

Al Jazeera America: How San Antonio is solving the truancy problem In the third installment of a three-part series on truancy in Texas, Al Jazeera ...

One State Is Showing Just How Effective Police Body Cameras Can Be

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.13.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Democrats Warn GOP Budget Could Mean $24 Million In Funding Cuts For Police Body Cameras | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats warned Tuesday that the GOP budget deal reached last week could slash funding for body cameras for police departments, ...

Democrats Renew Call to Reform, Justice and Investment in Our Communities

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

So when I read about Freddie Gray, it brought the fight for change into focus. Yes, I can blog and tweet and march and hashtag -- and I will -- but as a political organizer by heart and habit, I believe my calling is to insist that the candidates I support take action to create jobs and justice.

States Struggle To Pay For Police Body Cameras

Pew's Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Amanda Terkel

Hillary Clinton Wants Every Police Department To Use Body Cameras | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called for every police department in the country to use body cameras, as part of her vision for fundamenta...

Kim Bellware

Police Force Under Fire For Horrific Traffic Stop Video Gets Body Cameras | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.21.2015 | Crime

All uniformed officers in northwest Indiana's Hammond Police Department will start wearing body cameras just seven months after cell phone footage of ...

There's Near-Universal Support For One Police Reform Proposal

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

Americans may be deeply divided over race relations, police brutality and the criminal justice system, but their support for police body cameras remai...

Jason Cherkis

D.C. Mayor Doesn't Want You To See Police Body Camera Footage | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After this month's police killing of Walter Scott in South Carolina, Americans were treated to another lesson in how police departments ...

Jennifer Bendery

White House: Walter Scott Shooting Shows Why Police Should Wear Body Cameras | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday that the video of a South Carolina police officer fatally shooting an unarmed bl...

Nothing to Lose But Our Chains

Nyle Fort | Posted 05.18.2015 | Black Voices
Nyle Fort

Eric Garner spoke for so many of us when he uttered, 11 times, "I can't breathe!" How will we breathe as the State continues to politically and economically suffocate black communities across this nation and world?

Tackling Racial Disparities within the Criminal Justice System

Herron Keyon Gaston | Posted 03.08.2015 | Black Voices
Herron Keyon Gaston

This is the sad reality for most people of color in this country, especially African American males. We are guilty until proven lucky. Not even guilty until proven innocent. And very rarely are we even given the benefit of the doubt.

Nearly Everyone Supports These Two Key Police Reform Proposals

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

Americans agree across party lines on some proposed police reform policies, according to the results of a Washington Post/ABC News poll released last ...

Police Officer Who Killed Black Teen In Missouri Had Been Issued Body Camera, Wasn't Using It

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.24.2014 | Crime

The Berkeley, Missouri, police officer who fatally shot a black teenager on Tuesday was issued a body camera earlier that night, but wasn't wearing it...

You Can Record Police in Illinois

Kwame Raoul | Posted 02.16.2015 | Chicago
Kwame Raoul

You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney. And in Illinois, you have the right to record police officers. By all means, exercise your right to record. Keep the cameras rolling. Our democracy depends on it.

Matt Ferner

Los Angeles Police Will Get Body Cameras | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Every Los Angeles police officer will soon be equipped with a body camera, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday. Garcetti said at a...

Santa Claus, His Reindeer and Elves to Wear Body Cameras

Spencer Green | Posted 02.06.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Reports from the North Pole indicate that Santa Claus, his elves and his reindeer will begin to wear body cameras in the remaining days leading up to Christmas.

Joseph Erbentraut

Some Critics Aren't So Sure Body Cameras Are The Solution To Police Abuse In Chicago | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.04.2014 | Black Voices

Following news that the Chicago Police Department will soon be outfitting some of its officers with body-worn cameras in a pilot program, and Presiden...

Tech as a Police Brutality Shield?

Dieter Holger | Posted 02.02.2015 | College
Dieter Holger

Tech is being used to highlight disturbing police behavior, but can it be used preventatively?

NYPD Body Camera Program Launched Prior To Eric Garner Ruling

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 12.03.2014 | Crime

The NYPD began training cops on the use of police body cameras on Wednesday, just hours before a grand jury announced it would not indict Daniel Panta...

Feeling Angry About Ferguson?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 02.01.2015 | Black Voices
Ian Reifowitz

Would putting a body camera on every police officer in America end police abuse? Of course not. But there is evidence to suggest that it would have an impact.