Police Body Cameras And The Rights Essay

1030 Words Jun 21st, 2016 5 Pages
Police Body Cameras The End To Privacy
Police body cameras are simply the answer to civilians unheard cries. Police body cameras will never be the answer to stopping police brutality. They are, however, the answer to angry civilians who want an end to police ferociousness. Because body cameras can only catch the officer 's point of view, the cameras are coming with a big price tag, and officers are going to have to think more before they act, police body cameras are not the answer to stopping police brutality.
Police body cameras may not be worth it because they can only capture the officer 's point of view. Tsin Yen Koh from Great Neck Publishing says, “Even if the cameras are kept on throughout the officer’s shift, they can only record events from the officer’s point of view. Their is no guarantee that all pertinent details will be captured on video” (Koh). Knowing police body cameras can only capture the officer 's point of view would negate the need to spend money on them in the first place. In most situations there will usually be witnesses or even cameras. Technology has not advanced enough to where we have a full 360 field of view camera that is affordable. Koh goes on to tell us that “The use of body cameras also raises privacy concerns. For example, innocent bystanders may be caught unwittingly on camera.” (Koh). Koh makes a good point in that police officers can record if given permission, but what if their is an innocent bystander that was caught in the video…

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