However one views what happened Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo., it is easy to agree with the call by Michael Brown’s parents for the use of body cameras by police as a positive outcome of the tragic death of their son.
Moderated by Rick Badie
Trust is paramount between police and the communities they serve, especially in challenged neighborhoods where longstanding tensions fester. A state lawmaker would like to see all Georgia police officers equipped with body cameras, but acknowledges the prohibitive costs of such an initiative. A Chicago grassroots organization questions the value of the cameras for civilians. The third essay notes the experience a Gwinnett County agency has had since outfitting its officers.
Cameras protect police, public
By Vincent Fort