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Body Cameras May Inadvertently Improve the School-to-Prison Pipeline

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The American Civil Liberties Union has just released an article related to the question of whether body worn video cameras have a place in schools. Naturally, this is fraught with issues concerning privacy and the criminalisation of actions previously dealt with internally.

Should Police Officers Wear Body Cameras? (TV Discussion)

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In the wake of the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, police accountability and transparency are key talking points. Dashboard cameras have become commonplace in law enforcement, but should body cameras become the new norm too? Some say this would benefit both cops and civilians but there are a number of steps that need to […]

‘How Does 84 Hours of Body Camera Video Cost $18,000?’

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A local Saratosa civil liberties activist is suing the city and Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino over the high cost of obtaining video from new police body cameras.

ACLU and Privacy: Open Up Body Camera Footage To Public

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On Friday 6th March, the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) and a coalition of civil rights organizations and traditional supporters of police accountability came out in opposition to a bill in the Florida Senate regarding police body cameras due to the bill’s overly-broad public record exemptions that could keep evidence of police misconduct from seeing […]

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.