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Pros And Cons Of Police Body Cameras

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My partner and I do not think is so. We believe that police officers should not wear body cameras while on duty. However, body cameras are quickly becoming a standard gear for police officers. They are said to be the “technological answer” to protests about racial bias and unnecessary force such as the case of Brown v. Ferguson mentioned by Stefany. In fact, police departments that have bought them are dealing with some consequences like expense, privacy, and limitations.
Like I said, body cameras are already being bought for police departments as standard gear. According to Dustin Volz’s article, “Police Body Cameras Are Already Facing Police Skeptics”, companies like Taser and Veivu sell these cameras for about $200, plus another $55 for
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One is that of the camera’s vision. It is set in 2D so depth perception can be different compared to what you can really see with your own eyes. Thus, when reviewing the video, there can be misinterpretations of the level of threat an officer was facing. Or, if there’s a heated situation where an officer holds out their firearm, there’s a good chance that he is blocking the camera’s view with his arms and hands. Leaving the third party to decide on what he/she hears and what they saw before and after such action; in addition to what the officer and witnesses have to say. Then there is the camera’s speed, the cameras depiction of action and reaction times. On a special report called, “10 limitations of body cams you need to know for your protection” by Dr. Bill Lewinski, the executive director of the Force Science Institute, says, “Because of the reactionary curve, an officer can be half a second or more behind the action as it unfolds on the screen. Whether he’s shooting or stopping shooting, his recognition, decision-making, and physical activation all take time—but obviously can’t be shown on camera. People who don’t understand this reactionary process won’t factor it in when viewing the footage. They’ll think the officer is keeping pace with the speed of the action as the camera records it. So without knowledgeable input, they aren’t likely to understand how an officer can unintentionally end up placing rounds in a suspect’s back or firing additional shots after a threat has ended.” Overall, saying that if we do use body cameras while on duty, there will still be drawbacks with the camera itself like perception and speed, even if the money gets covered and privacy issues are dealt with. Now let me ask you again, is seeing still
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