How America’s Fear of Crime Leads to Bad Policy Decisions

We’ll never craft appropriate policies until we stop worrying about random acts of violence.

Source: How America’s Fear of Crime Leads to Bad Policy Decisions – CityLab

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The People’s Manifesto on Police Body-Cameras

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/05/civil-rights-rules-for-body-cameras/393377/

Like any technology, body cameras can be used to promote public good or as an extension of government violence. Left unchecked, there is little doubt where the pendulum swings. Linked are sensible guidelines to ensure they are a force for good. I am sure  no such thing will ever be implemented in the US. Government is violence…it cannot be any other way.

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Surprised? Some Police Departments Experiencing Sharp Decline in New Applicants

Surprised? Some Police Departments Experiencing Sharp Decline in New Applicants | The Free Thought Project.

And the miscreants just don’t get it, blaming it on their media portrayal and not on their own actions. But it is all good…cities and counties will just up the pay from the public coffers. And the further separation from us and them will continue and the ever mounting police state will increase proportionately. Eventually a backlash will ensue, people will utilize self defense, and that will be used as an excuse to further expand the police state. Lather, rinse, repeat.

No Indictment in Eric Garner Chokehold Case for N.Y.P.D. Officer

No Indictment in Eric Garner Chokehold Case for N.Y.P.D. Officer – NYTimes.com.

And this exemplifies why cameras on police will not change their behavior one iota. This was captured on film, a thugscrum of cops pile on a man while one of them chokes him to death, the medical examiner rules it a homicide…still, no charges will be filed. They are above the law and no amount of video footage–no matter how horrific–will change that. That is the world we live in.