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  •  Great idea-we should all have body cameras (1+ / 0-)
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    while at work. Later it can be expanded to our private lives. Not just cops can cause death. All kinds of things happen that can cause death or injury.

    Drs, firefighters, EMT's, school crossing guards, the guy who operates the drawbridge in Grand Isle VT, all should be surveilled at all times. You never know when someone will screw up and we can sue them or incarcerate them or just villify them publicly.

    I'm sure this will help interpersonal relations too. Who can object to surveillance?

    "If you think you have it tough, read history books." Bill Maher

    by berkshireblue on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 08:42:29 PM PDT

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    •  I work in such a place, actually (0+ / 0-)

      As a corporate serf working in an a high tech environment where all areas are secured and under surveillance, all computers networked and no personal cameras allowed (even visitors get a label on the mobile phone lens) I can report there are some positive benefits if accidents happen, but it can be a pretty oppressive atmosphere at times.

      But I digress.

      My point is simply that people should think through the implications of having ubiquitous cameras under the control of  the cops they intend to watch and how that is going to work.

      Who controls what and how to get a good outcome?

      What are the checks on the checks?

      What should be the laws and regulations?

      Technology gets out of control, regularly. Refer to Phillip K. Dick.

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