Lapel Cameras For LAPD Officers
At least 600 Los Angeles police officers will be wearing lapel cameras by this summer. The American Civil Liberties Union will be among the stakeholders as the LAPD launches the lapel cameras.
(Lapel cameras to be standard for cops?)
"On-body cameras and the continued addition of in-car cameras are going to be an absolute transformative thing for both sides of the camera from a law enforcement perspective," Soboroff said. "And I just can't wait. Because when you get a real record of what's happening it makes investigating a lot simpler. More importantly, I believe it's going to change behavior. I think when people know they're being recorded, their actions may be different. and the 'he said-she said, let me lawyer up and let me do this and do that' — I hope that those days get over quickly."
I'm particularly interested in the idea that the mere presence of the cameras will be enough to change the behavior of the public. SF favorite David Brin was among the first to describe this idea to science fiction fans. True-Vu Lenses were used by the public in David Brin's 1990 novel Earth:
Her True-Vu's burnished lenses didn't really have to be aimed directly at them to get a good record. Still, she jutted out her chin and faced them square on, aggressively making the point that their likenesses, every move they made, were being transmitted to their home unit, blocks from here, in real time...
Via SCPR; hat tip to
David Brin (I think from his twitter feed).
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