More pros than cons on police body cams

  • Article by: Editorial Board , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 3, 2013 - 6:25 PM

Minneapolis officers should be outfitted as soon as possible.

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wildfoxNov. 3, 13 8:54 PM

Police body cams are a good idea for all involved. Let's make this happen soon. Thank you Betsy Hodges and Gary Schiff!

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furguson11Nov. 3, 13 9:25 PM

Get them already. The only downside will be the shear amount of data that they will provide for discovery in court.

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jd55604Nov. 3, 13 9:43 PM

We should also install body cams on all politicians. We can start with the entire Mpls city council.

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twincitizen1Nov. 3, 13 9:44 PM

It should save taxpayers a ton of money in excessive use of force and other similar lawsuit payouts, both frivolous or justified. It protects the citizenry, the officers, and taxpayers. Let's do it already.

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wallyworldmnNov. 3, 1311:29 PM

No problem with the idea of the police having body cams and the accountability that goes along with it. My big issue is that politicians should not be holding press conferences without the police department regarding the topic. The cheap shots by the mayoral candidate Hodges and a couple of the current council do nothing but undermine the cooperation needed to effectively roll out a future program. Truly a no-class press conference that does not speak well of the judgment of the mayoral candidate. Dumb move Ms. Hodges.

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rlundl02Nov. 4, 13 9:25 AM

We'll all be wearing them one day.

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OtisPhillipNov. 4, 1310:02 AM

Maybe we shouldn't stop at the just the police? Let's outfit teachers too, I want to see what is being taught to my children. Oh, and that postal carrier of mine. I am sure he is looking at where I am receiving mail and I suspect he is the one walking through my garden.. Let's outfit him too with a camera. And the school bus driver.............. Where will it stop?

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songczarNov. 4, 1311:35 AM

Also, it's kind of ironic that the conversation is about police cameras protecting citizens. That's supposed to be the job of police.

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EleanoreNov. 4, 1311:49 AM

In the public realm these are a great idea. When you cross the line, for example entering someone’s home, then they are not acceptable. Is that short and limited enough to get posted?

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zekim09Nov. 4, 13 4:14 PM

The privacy concerns extend beyond private homes, but to businesses as well. My dayjob deals with material that is Export Controlled, which has lots of nasty laws surround it. As a result, video recording devices are not allowed on the premises without approval. If the police visit our offices, how can we be assured that what they record is not made available to the public?

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