Petition Your State Reps: All Police Must Wear Cameras

The facts are in. Watched cops are polite cops.

From Reason.com:

“Earlier this year, a 12-month study by Cambridge University researchers revealed that when the city of Rialto, California, required its cops to wear cameras, the number of complaints filed against officers fell by 88% and the use of force by officers dropped by almost 60%. Watched cops are polite cops.”

Massively reduced police violence?  An incredible reduction in police officer complaints?  Tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars potentially saved nationwide in reduced payouts to victims of police abuse?

How can we say no to putting cameras on cops?!

Lets face facts, not all police officers are good.  There are plenty of stories about bad cops doing horrible things to members of the public every single day.  Plenty of police officers will abuse the power of their position to take advantage of members of the public.  Police will steal, rape, plant drugs on innocent people, and much more.  Isn’t it worth the simple step of putting cameras on cops to deter bad cops from taking advantage of the public’s trust?

FK – Next we need cameras on all politicians…

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