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This only makes sense if the public is given full access to the recordings. Otherwise, it's just a propaganda tool for the police to use to make themselves look good.
Full disclosure or nothing.
Serious questions and civil violations can arise concerning timing of use and potential misuse. 1984 isn't quite the world I'm willing to embrace at this time, or any other. Whenever Big Sis pokes, prodes, or tapes our movements, with or without our consent, a bit of our freedoms are whittled away. Anyone that sacrificies liberty for security, deserves neither.
I think it's a good idea because it can "cut both ways". Police can have proof that persons acted in a certain way, or if a cop gets out of line, it will be seen, and recorded.
k33j88, I'm not sure how liberty is being taken away. Liberty is defined: "1.The state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life." I don't see where recording the actions of "alleged" law breakers and also the actions of police can be considered oppressive. I'd consider it verification for legal proceedings.
Now, if the feds wanted cameras in my backyard, or within my home, then I'd agree with you.
I think it is a great idea. You are right Masterrogue666 it can go both ways and gives a great record for prosecuting criminal's were showing infractions by police officers. Both I think would be a good thing.
You will still be free to act like a rear end when stopped, questioned or arrested, and the officer can still abuse his or her powers, but with the cameras this stuff will be put on record to protect both officers and the public. I cannot see how this limits freedom.
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