Police department asks for in-car cameras
Original post made on Jun 11, 2011
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on Jun 11, 2011 at 10:56 pm
From the linked document: 15 cameras for $132,184 that won't come out of town funds it looks like.
Not a bad deal, should be better for the public and officers if complaints during stops come up.
on Jun 14, 2011 at 8:59 am
I am sure the republicans like this one. This appears to be an extension of the military-industrial complex pricing model.
15 cameras for $132,000??? About $8,800 per camera?
I thought $600 toilet seats were expensive!
on Jun 14, 2011 at 9:37 am
What funds would the purchase of these cameras come from? Will the content of the films be available for citizens for their protection? It's already a given that police can lie "legally" to intimidate citizens. If police were required to act like citizens ie not lie, not speed, not intimidate, they wouldn't need the cameras to cover their actions. Where does it stop - this big brother looking into our lives. If these cameras are to protect the police instead of the citizens, I say "NO".