Sorry, the The New York Times article i linked on Facebook was pulled from their main site for some reason; it still shows in a Google Search, but the link is broken. (i’m hoping it’s not because they fact checked it, and found out VIVIAN YEE & KIRK JOHNSON didn’t know what they were talking about). In an attempt to relay the information in the article, I cut and pasted from my NY Times Now App & re-posted it here: http://wp.me/p3rdk6-1J
I don’t know if i’m all for the Body Cameras, or not – it seems a little bit of over surveillance of the population to me – and we know how government likes to have cameras everywhere. I just know that we are going to have a different type of testimony in the future. It will be corrupted, because, government tends to corrupt things, but i suppose, at least for the most part – in the overall grand scheme of things – we can get around the he said she said.
i find it odd that a society that lies as much as ours does, is looking for truth in video. Don’t they know we’re really good at creating spin?
Body Cameras Worn by Police Officers Are No ‘Safeguard of Truth,’ Experts Say
By VIVIAN YEE and KIRK JOHNSON