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  • Body Cameras Are Not Pointed at the Police; They're Pointed at You

    By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report

    A body camera, described by Mayor Bill de Blasio as light and easy to use, is displayed during a news conference in New York, Dec. 3, 2014. With communities across the nation wrestling with questions about police conduct, de Blasio said the New York Police Department was accelerating its efforts to eventually outfit nearly every patrol officer on the force with body cameras. (Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times) A body camera, described by Mayor Bill de Blasio as light and easy to use, is displayed during a news conference in New York, December 3, 2014. With communities across the nation wrestling with questions about police conduct, de Blasio said the New York Police Department was accelerating its efforts to eventually outfit nearly every patrol officer on the force with body cameras. (Photo: Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times)

    Civil rights advocates say body cameras are no substitute for comprehensive police reform, and could even threaten civil liberties if proper safeguards are not in place.

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