Police Officer Cameras (WGAS/WGAF)

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Lemmy, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    I know most people are in favor of these and I understand why. I have said that I am not.....mostly because of the politics involved in my department.

    Well there is now a "pilot program" going on with the body cameras here and the guidelines were issued recently as well. If I am issued one it is to be turned on whenever I have "citizen" contact and I am to inform them that they are being recorded. If they insist that they don't want to be recorded or that they don't want the camera in their house I have to comply with their wishes.

    The claim for getting the cameras is to protect all parties involved. Sure it is.

    Seems to me that when being involved with the police that you should just accept that you are being recorded OR don't be involved with the police. :dontknow:
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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    I would be against it too in your spot Lemmy. Too bad a few rotten apples have ruined it for the rest of you. Sad that cops cant be trusted without being watched 24/7.
     
  5. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    I'm not against being watched......I'm against the people I'm dealing with being able to dictate whether they are watched or not. If my actions are to picked apart because the public wants transparency then the public should not be able to "opt out" to avoid being picked apart themselves.
     
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    it should either be on all of the time...or none of the time

    Anything else is bullshit
     
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    Yup, the only people who will let the camera run are the ones who are 'behaving' LOLz
     
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    Man you guys must have a weak ass union, Lemmy

    NFW this shit would fly in NY/NJ
     
  9. Satori Brah

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    Lemmy can't jack it in the patrol car anymore :hhh:
     
  10. dawg

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    Oh i get it Lemmy i really do.

    However, cases like when the cops beat that homeless man to death while he was crying for his dad will NOT be soon forgotten.