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Fort Worth Police Getting More Collar-Mounted Video Cameras
Star Telegrem ^ | 25 March 2014 | Deanna Boyd.

Posted on 03/30/2014 3:32:36 PM PDT by fella

The number of police officers wearing video cameras will triple with the City Council’s approval on Tuesday of the purchase of 400 additional devices, according to an update from Staff writer Deanna Boyd.

The purchase will equip 600 officers with Taser International’s Axon flex cameras, making the police department the largest user of the Axon cameras in the country.

“The advantages are multiple,” said Police Chief Jeff Halstead. “For first-level patrol officers that are young in their careers … this ensures that their decisions and their activities were fair and within policy.

"Without it, it is literally sometimes just their word against what we’re hearing from either the call, the suspect or the witnesses."

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.star-telegram.com ...


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Should help with those citizen said, cop said stories.
1 posted on 03/30/2014 3:32:36 PM PDT by fella
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To: fella

I think that this is perfect. Protects both innocent citizens and the good cops.


2 posted on 03/30/2014 3:33:42 PM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
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To: fella

“And this button here makes it ‘malfunction’”


3 posted on 03/30/2014 3:35:09 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: fella

Everyone should have one.


4 posted on 03/30/2014 3:36:24 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: fella

And if you have a video camera in your car that’s taping THEM when they pull you over, will they arrest you?

If it’s OK for them to videotape US, it should be OK for us to videotape THEM.


5 posted on 03/30/2014 3:44:28 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: bigheadfred

“Everyone should have one”.

The way things are going everyone needs one. The system that our corrupt political hacks have created where average citizens are the evil ones, while politicians, bureaucrats and cops have become the judges needs drastically revised.

American citizens didn’t cause 9-11. Instead incompetent bureaucrats, politicians and illegal immigrants did. The NSA needs to spy on them, not us.


6 posted on 03/30/2014 3:45:43 PM PDT by apoliticalone
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To: fella

All US Senators and Congress critters should be required to wear one of these 24/7.


7 posted on 03/30/2014 3:46:06 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: fella; All
The problem that I have with this technology is state-of-the-art video editing. Have a look at the following very short but impressive video by a professional animator.
The Danger of Wet Floors

8 posted on 03/30/2014 3:52:13 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: ClearCase_guy

or delete memory.

what would be perfect is every citizen having this and filming their encounters with all govt agents.


9 posted on 03/30/2014 3:52:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
All US Senators and Congress critters should be required to wear one of these 24/7.

That would give a whole new meaning to colonoscope.

10 posted on 03/30/2014 3:52:57 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: fella

without it cops are considered truthful over citizens every time by the courts.


11 posted on 03/30/2014 3:53:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yep. You got it. They will be very helpful indeed when supporting the policeman’s side of a story, and very obviously “Made in China” when detrimental to it.


12 posted on 03/30/2014 3:53:09 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: fella
Where did they hide the button?


13 posted on 03/30/2014 3:58:58 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: null and void

If the video uploads immediately and directly to a secure site AND the cops can’t turn them off, this is a good idea. *If*.


14 posted on 03/30/2014 4:05:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: fella

Rest assured it will not be used to protect and serve your best interests.

Better get used to giving only the bare minimum info to the police and letting your lawyer do the talking if you are charged with a law violation. Know your rights.

There are several good YouTube videos that can explain what to say and do in these situations.


15 posted on 03/30/2014 4:24:28 PM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

without it cops are considered truthful over citizens every time by the courts.

Well I feel so much safer now as there is no danger of the tapes being lost, camera malfunctions, videos being doctored or cameras not turned on by mistake.

Yea that will work until the cops are in trouble during something illegal then we can hear the excuses.


16 posted on 03/30/2014 4:25:15 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: fella

Everyone should use them.


17 posted on 03/30/2014 4:28:38 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: fella

Next: Google Collar


18 posted on 03/30/2014 4:31:31 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Marie

It can be so much better than that, if they take advantage of the capabilities of the camera. Going back and replaying even benign encounters can make a huge difference in professional development. There is nothing like hearing a recording of your own voice to make you want to sound better next time.


19 posted on 03/30/2014 4:42:24 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: ClearCase_guy
“And this button here makes it ‘malfunction’”

From what I hear the older cops don't like them because they can't turn them off.

20 posted on 03/30/2014 6:02:56 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: bigheadfred
"Everyone should have one."

Isn't that kind of a recurring theme for Apu on the 'Simpsons'?

21 posted on 03/30/2014 6:08:50 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

-——All US Senators and Congress critters should be required to wear one of these 24/7.-——

Wow.....can’t wait to see Barbara Mikulski in her pj’s


22 posted on 03/30/2014 6:09:39 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: fella

I don’t know. Did you answer your own question with your question?


23 posted on 03/30/2014 6:10:33 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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