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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 11:41 PM

About F**king Time! Ferguson, Missouri police receive training on body cameras

Ferguson, Missouri police are being trained to use and wear body cameras, CBS affiliate KMOV reports.

The training comes amid increased attention on police use of force in the wake of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Following that shooting, local police in Ferguson donned riot gear and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who refused to disperse and, at times, broke into nearby businesses.

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said body cameras would have made a difference in the investigation of Brown's shooting.

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"A picture's worth a thousand words and video, many more," Bibring said. "And video, from the perspective of the officer, is going to be an invaluable tool in determining why an officer acted the way he or she did - and whether he or she acted appropriately."

Video at the link: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ferguson-missouri-police-receive-training-on-body-cameras/

Ferguson's use of Force was a disgusting display of power.

Secondly, the response of the police had all the makings of Shock and Awe, I believe this was unprecedented.

Shock and awe (technically known as rapid dominance) is a military doctrine based on the use of overwhelming power, dominant battlefield awareness and maneuvers, and spectacular displays of force to paralyze the enemy's perception of the battlefield and destroy its will to fight.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shock_and_awe


I posted this here.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025457550#post9


FERGUSON'S PEOPLE WERE NOT THE ENEMY! PLEASE READ THE QUOTE FROM WIKI! Dear Gawd!Freguson police did this! They did indeed TRY TO"destroy its will to fight."

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NYC_SKP Aug 2014 #1
Louisiana1976 Aug 2014 #3
951-Riverside Aug 2014 #2
bvf Aug 2014 #5
Cha Aug 2014 #4

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 11:45 PM

1. It smells like damage control. Might be good news if they really follow through, but....

 

...unless they treat the disease of institutional racism and criminal negligence, I fear we'll see a lot of "camera was broken", "camera fell off", "batteries were dead" kinds or workarounds.

Thanks for posting the story.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 01:04 AM

3. Yeah there probably will be a lot of screw-ups.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 11:52 PM

2. I have no faith in these body cameras

 

Albuquerque police on Wednesday confirmed that lapel camera technicians were unable to retrieve video from the officer who shot 19-year-old Mary Hawkes last month after a foot chase, but they did release new videos taken after her shooting death.

Police still would not say whether the lapel camera of officer Jeremy Dear, who shot Hawkes three times, malfunctioned or if he failed to turn it on.

The officer, who has a history of not capturing encounters on video in which he used force, is on desk duty while an Internal Affairs investigation is underway.


http://www.abqjournal.com/404223/news/apd-no-lapel-video-of-mary-hawkes-shooting-2.html


A former Fullerton police officer was charged Tuesday with destroying evidence by smashing a digital audio recorder that is believed to have captured his conversations with a 52-year-old man who later committed suicide in the city jail.

Vincent Thomas Mater, 41, is charged with one misdemeanor count of destruction of evidence in a death investigation and one misdemeanor count of vandalism. If convicted, he faces up to 18 months in jail.

A few hours after Mater arrested Dean Francis Gochenour last April, the drunk-driving suspect hanged himself in a Fullerton jail cell. Prosecutors allege that Mater destroyed his recorder by crushing it and then removing the motherboard and circuit board after learning of Gochenour's death.


http://articles.latimes.com/2012/mar/14/local/la-me-fullerton-police-20120314

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Response to 951-Riverside (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 02:06 AM

5. Make the functioning of the camera an integral part

 

of the validity of the arrest before the court. A disabled camera should completely nullify grounds for arrest and, in repeated instances, constitute grounds for disciplinary action against the offending LEO.

The camera idea will only be effective with some teeth.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 01:12 AM

4. kick.. mahalo she

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