Whatcha gonna do....

@T_gray (7805)
Salina, Kansas
January 28, 2016 12:45pm CST
I am not sure how things are in your state or country. But in my state we are just now in the process of our cops deciding on weather or not it is a good idea for our cops to have body cameras. Being that the country has had a lot of crimes against cops, I know cops having cameras is becoming a larger issue. Or at least it is here. But here it is a controversy. As it might be elsewhere, but I am trying to understand why. I am guessing it is because of the money issues, maybe a privacy issue, I am not 100% sure. But in my opinion, I think cops should have these body cameras. There's always two sides of every story, and these cameras will easily make both these sides known. What is your opinion of cops having body cameras? Are you against it or are you for it? Does your area already have them?
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
28 Jan 16
I'm not sure about the UK if they do or don't at the moment however I think it's a good idea. I think it's a good idea because it would be video evidence which is very important.
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
28 Jan 16
That's what I was thinking
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
28 Jan 16
@T_gray Glad you are thinking the same :)
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
29 Jan 16
@kevin1877uk Even here in this town there is so much going down with who to believe the cop or the civilian. It's crazy.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Jan 16
I think they should as well, as to whether our does I'm unsure. I do think they have car cams though.
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
28 Jan 16
Cool. I am not sure if all cop cars have cams, but I always thought they did. I could be wrong
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Jan 16
@T_gray I'm not positive either.
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@marlina (79779)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
I am all for it.
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
28 Jan 16
awesome
• United States
31 Jan 16
I agree, there is always two sides of the story - so if funding and everything goes great ~ I am a go for the cameras!
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
31 Jan 16
I know there is funding. I think they are being frugal with the money which i get. But i don't know for sure what else is stopping them. I need to keep watching the news
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• United States
31 Jan 16
@T_gray Regardless of the funding ~ in the long run it'd be a good investment because without these cameras, they're so many lawsuits!
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
31 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby exactly. It would save a lot of time, money, and rresources in the long run when trouble arises.
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@nanette64 (18104)
• Fairfield, Texas
29 Jan 16
I like the idea @T_gray . Cops are needing the proof of the idiocy that's going on. Car cams were a huge plus so I think the body cams will be extremely helpful. I know in the Ft. Worth/Dallas area it is a question of cost.
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
29 Jan 16
I think that's another thing they are talking about here. What the new Chief of police is going to do with the budget. There's money, but what to do with it, ya know
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@nanette64 (18104)
• Fairfield, Texas
29 Jan 16
@T_gray Well they could outfit the guys that work in the toughest areas first and then outfit the rest; as money allows.
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
29 Jan 16
@nanette64 That sounds logical huh?
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• Philippines
29 Jan 16
I guessed its better that they should have body cameras, it would help them in their police work but in our country where almost everybody has a cellphone with camera, including the cops, it might not be necessary anymore
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
29 Jan 16
That is true, but someone might not be able to get that cell phone camera on soon enough
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• Philippines
30 Jan 16
@T_gray Yes, they should be always ready to function well as necessary. Very popular now in our country is the CCTV posted almost everywhere, in the streets, offices, businesses and even at home, and very effective in curbing crime.
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@UncleJoe (11333)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
29 Jan 16
I am a law abiding citizen but any time I am in the vicinity of a police officer I want a camera recording. I don't care who has it.
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
29 Jan 16
And why is that?
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@UncleJoe (11333)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
29 Jan 16
@T_gray because I am more afraid of cops than criminals.
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@Missmwngi (10792)
• Nairobi, Kenya
28 Jan 16
You are far better off,here even the places which should have them don't have them leave alone on cops
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
29 Jan 16
Well, I am really hoping we implement them soon
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@Missmwngi (10792)
• Nairobi, Kenya
29 Jan 16
@T_gray Yeah. It is for the best
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• United States
28 Jan 16
I think its a good thing. It is good for proof of what happened.
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
28 Jan 16
That's what I was thinking too
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• United States
28 Jan 16
@T_gray Yes they could also try turning them on when they have them.
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@Elizaby (4102)
• Pensacola, Florida
28 Jan 16
For the most part I am for it and both city and county here are beginning to use them
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
28 Jan 16
Cool. Was there a controversy there too? Or did they just implement it without question?
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@Elizaby (4102)
• Pensacola, Florida
28 Jan 16
@T_gray No controversary as there were several events that showed the need for it
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@Marcyaz (35591)
• United States
30 Jan 16
I don't know if they have them here or not but it would be helpful if someone lied about a police man and he had proof what they said was not correct.
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
31 Jan 16
That's what I'm thinking also
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
30 Jan 16
Great idea but I don't think it would be supported by SOME people or even SOME cops over here since that would put their corrupt a**** on the line......
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
31 Jan 16
Yup, maybe that's why it's such a controversy right now
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@PainsOnSlate (20670)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
I'm right there with you. I think the cameras will show the real story. So important in so many states. I lived in Kansas for years, started in college and when married we lived in Kansas, all over the state.
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
29 Jan 16
I agree it is important in many states. Crimes is breaking out everywhere anymore. That is cool you lived here in Kansas. I kinda want to move. hehehe
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@amnabas (10311)
• Karachi, Pakistan
28 Jan 16
In some cases they are good but sometimes they birth to various other problems.
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
28 Jan 16
What other problems do you see them causing?
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Jan 16
I think it is a good idea, then there will be no question as to what happened.
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
28 Jan 16
My thoughts exactly.
@Hatley (164465)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Jan 16
yes I do think that they sho uld have body cam eras as it will sow bth sides a lot of times the cops are actually in the right and he cam will show that
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
28 Jan 16
I agree