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Monthly Archives: February 2015

As Above, So Below: Surveillance and Sousveillance

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‘The Troubles’ refers to the Northern Irish conflict that originated in the 1960’s resulting in a great deal of violence over a number of years, before generally being accepted as ending with the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. During this time, a fortified perimeter known as the ‘ring of steel’ was built to protect Belfast […]


Catching Football Hooligans With Body Cameras

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Crystal Palace football boss Alan Pardew has called on fans to use social media to name and shame anyone caught throwing coins following incidents during the club’s previous home games, and security looks to body cameras to red-card unruly fans.


American Border Patrol Tests Body Cameras

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U.S. Border Patrol agents have been testing a small number of body cameras in the field since mid-January, but widespread deployment is still a long way off, officials have said.


Do Police Deserve ‘Lottery Winner’ Style Protection?

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The approval of a bill that keeps secret the names of lottery winners for 90 days after they claim their money has led to comparison to deadly incidents caught on body worn video cameras; and what means if protection is afforded to the officer/victim(s).


Seattle Want To Press Pause on Body Cameras

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Plans to equip Seattle police officers with body worn video cameras by early next year should be put on hold until there is resolution to the bevy of concerns on how they should be used, the city’s police-oversight commission is urging.


Texas Southern University Professors Talk Body Worn Video

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Dr Howard Henderson, and Dr Michael O. Adams of the Texas Southern University, have recently written an article with a call for further study to be conducted on body worn video cameras before full implementation after trial phases.


Hyderabad, India, Upgrades To ‘Smart-Policing’

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Hyderabad is the capital of Telangana and de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh, India, currently home to a movement toward ‘smart policing’ through modern technology. Soon, the local Hyderabad Traffic Police (HTP) plan to procure 100 body worn video cameras under this initiative.


Body Worn Video and the National Institute for Justice

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The National Institute for Justice currently has two ongoing funded research programs assessing how video integration into policing strategies can have an effect on criminal justice outcomes. The total amount awarded comes in at just over $1.5 million, distributed to two entities and focused specifically on body worn video.


Body Cameras and Use-of-Force Infographic

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A pioneering study on police body cameras with the Rialto, California Police Department found that their use of the devices reduced use of force incidents by police by almost 60 percent. Even more startling? The number of formal complaints filed by citizens against the police force went down 90 percent. Law firm Denmon & Denmon created […]


Shirley Weber’s Body Worn Video Cameras Bill

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Body worn video cameras are being increasingly called upon across the United States. Several states have introduced laws which require the use of these cameras, including California.