December 20, 2017

The Benefits of Police Body Cams are a Myth

Harlan Yu and Malkia Cyril


Harlan and Malkia Cyril of the Center for Media Justice take a hard look at the impact of police body-worn cameras in this article for TechCrunch.

They write: “Body-worn cameras — like all technologies — reflect the values of the people that build and control them. The sad reality is that these cameras mirror the power and the interests of the police, not those of the communities they are sworn to serve. Without deeper structural reforms together with real community oversight, we shouldn’t expect body-worn cameras to deliver any meaningful transparency or accountability."

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