Across the country, law enforcement agencies are equipping police and patrol cars with cameras to capture interactions between officers and the public. But many of those police forces, like Gardena’s, do not release the recordings to the public.
President Barack Obama plans to stop the federal government from distributing some military equipment to law enforcement agencies around the country.
The United States locks up a larger proportion of its citizens than any other nation in the world. Mass incarceration has exacted a terrible cost — on state budgets, on black neighborhoods, on economic and social justice.
The accuracy of the Baltimore police’s investigation is put into question as implications surface that Freddie Gray severed his own spinal cord.
“Clinton is joining a chorus of politicians demanding that police officers everywhere be equipped with body cameras.”
Republicans used to talk about banning gay marriage — and now they just have trouble answering whether they would personally attend a same-sex wedding.
A white reserve deputy accidentally shot an unarmed black man with a gun instead of a Taser, and Oklahoma law enforcement officials berated the man as he lay dying on the ground.
There’s a precedent for the use of video in the Walter Scott murder and it involves a white officer shooting an unarmed black man in South Carolina.
Following the fatal shooting of Walter Scott, State Senator Gerald Malloy’s body-camera bill is gaining the attention it needs from his fellow South Carolina pols to finally pass it.