After the recent unarmed execution of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by a police officer, Americans have started pushing for body cameras on law enforcement to record their everyday activities. Across the nation council members are taking heed and supporting the demands from their community. On Wednesday, $3 million was approved by Miami Beach City Officials to purchase body cameras over the next five years for various city agencies, including the Police Department.
In Rialto, California, where body cameras were introduced in 2012, complaints against officers dropped down from 88% to 60% over a 12-month period. Is it as simple as, if you know someone's watching, you’re less likely to be aggressive?
Police are recorded daily and incidents and interactions are in heavy rotation on social media. Has anything changed since the age of recording? The jig is somewhere.
All of these recording become public record. So anyone can ask to see any tape they see fit. Just remember, even when you watch Big Brother, he’s watching you watch him.