Steve Rose Seyz Kansas City Police Should Wear Body Mounted Cameras
Today's bad idea from The Kansas City Star . . .
Steve Rose: Kansas City police should use body-mounted cameras
Money line . . .
"If there is a police department in metropolitan Kansas City that could really use those cameras, it would be Kansas City.
Imagine how useful the cameras would be in cases such as the Country Club Plaza, where racial profiling or police abuse is sometimes charged by citizens. A recording of what actually occurred could be very enlightening, both ways.
Either the claim may be false, or on the other hand, if there were racial profiling or abuse by an officer, that would all be captured on the recording. The protection runs both ways."
I'm not exactly sure this is a great idea but here's what comes to mind . . . We're now neck deep in the era of digital surveillance as authorities and politicos push red light cameras and beyond and now police cams are the next frontier . . . Meanwhile, nobody really feels any safer.
Developing . . .