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'The Whole World Is Watching': How Ubiquitous Video Might Curb Use of Excessive Force

Sanford Jay Rosen | Posted 05.04.2015 | Crime
Sanford Jay Rosen

I have wondered whether importing present technology -- ubiquitous cell phone cameras and social media -- to 1970 might have made a difference in fixing responsibility for the Kent State shootings.

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...

Some Stun Guns Have Cameras On Them, Surprising Many, Including Prosecutors

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 03.25.2015 | Crime

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The existence of cameras attached to stun guns was news to a Pennsylvania prosecutor who said Wednesday that a recording made...

How Technology Will Not Save the World

David Sable | Posted 02.07.2015 | Technology
David Sable

Drones and body cameras are fighting a reality that exists -- I get it -- and maybe it needs to happen in the short term, but unless we change the model, build a new one, we are stuck.

Michael McAuliff

Police Body Cameras Seen As A Fix For Ferguson-Style Killings | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michael Brown's family did not just decry a grand jury's decision to bring no charges against the police officer who killed the 18-year-...

Will Body Cameras Prevent the Next Ferguson?

DebateOut | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

Many researchers and activists have begun to focus on efficient ways to monitor police-citizen interactions and lower instances of brutality. We thought this an appropriate time to shed light on the research covering the benefits and drawbacks of body camera technology.

Ferguson: We Are Not All Having the Same Experience

Allison K Hill | Posted 11.23.2014 | Books
Allison K Hill

When my mother was four years old, she met a black person for the first time. After shaking the woman's hand, she looked at her own to see if any of the 'black' had rubbed off. She shared this story with me when I was growing up to illustrate what a white world she was raised in.

Top Lawmaker Pushes Body Cameras For Cops

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In response to the furor over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a senior House Democrat wan...

Friday Talking Points -- Big and Little Brother

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to focus on the aftermath and ramifications of what has been happening in Ferguson, Missouri for the past few weeks. It even reached international proportions, as both Egypt and Russia got in a few digs at American police and protesters.

White House Petition For 'Mike Brown Law' Quickly Earning Support

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

A White House petition that would create a “Mike Brown Law” requiring police officers to wear cameras has earned over 100,000 signatures in just o...

Keep Cop Cams From Creeping, Group Says

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

Body-worn police cameras, which just a few years ago sounded futuristic or fanciful, are about to go big-time. The Los Angeles Police Department is se...

Oakland Police Officer Captures His Own Fatal Shooting On Video

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.03.2011 | San Francisco

Any time a police shooting is captured on video it's bound to cause a stir. In most cases, the video is recorded by a quick-thinking member of the...

Cops Getting Caught On Camera Increases Scrutiny

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Minutes after a suburban Chicago police officer was charged with striking a motorist with his baton, prosecutors handed out copies of ...