Tech is all about disruption. When a problem presents itself, someone will find a way to route around it. Red light cameras, the controversial jackpot generators favored by certain law enforcement agencies, are the problem. The solution?...Read more »
The award-winning new documentary, "Five Broken Cameras," tells the story of a Palestinian farmer who got a video camera to record his son’s childhood, but ended up documenting the growth of the resistance movement to the Israeli separation wall in the West Bank village of Bil’in. The film shows the non-violent tactics used by residents of Bil’in as they join with international and Israeli activists to protest the wall’s construction and confront Israeli soldiers. We speak with the film’s directors Emad Burnat, a Palestinian, and Guy Davidi, an Israeli.Read more »
Walls, MS police department purchases wearable cameras for their officers.Read more »
Chicago’s network of more than 10,000 public and private surveillance cameras has solved crimes, prevented police misconduct and made residents feel safe, Mayor Daley said Tuesday, rejecting the American Civil Liberties Union’s call for a moratorium on new cameras and strict controls on existing ones.Read more »
In the midst of swirling controversy about cops and cameras, Luis Luna was put under arrest for filming police in action—not by a rogue patrolman misunderstanding official department policy, but by none other than the assistant chief of police.Read more »
In seven years, New Orleans' crime camera program has yielded six indictments: three for crimes caught on video and three for bribes and kickbacks a vendor is accused of paying a former city official to sell the cameras to City Hall.Read more »
For a long time I wanted to offer a video camera for citizens to record their police encounters and then upload the video to my website for expert analysis and review of the incident. It's like having me as a passenger every time you are pulled over by the kops. You can imagine how excited I am to announce my new high-quality and very affordable BarryCams car video cameras!Read more »
The Missouri Department of Transportation has put the brakes on any more red-light cameras on state highways.Read more »
From ABC News:
Prosecutions Draw Attention to Influence of Witness Videos --- Arrests are becoming more common along with the proliferation of portable video cameras and cell-phone recorders. Videos of alleged police misconduct have become hot items on the Internet.
"Several Marylanders face felony charges for recording their arrests on camera, and others have been intimidated to shut their cameras off" -- A common topic on FTL (which proves that liberty ideas are ahead of the curve), but here is an update....Read more »
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