Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Body Cameras

President Obama is talking about providing police with more body cameras.  I think this is a waste of money and resources.  People who don't like the police will take the few incients that are vague or where the police look bad and blow them up out of proportion to their numbers.

In the United States every year the police kill about 600 people.  The vast majority are justifiable homocides.  Just over 100 police officers are killed every year in the line of duty, about half are the result of deliberate murder of a peace officer.

Doctors kill a couple hundred thousand people per year due to malpractice, yet President Obama is silent on that issue.  Who is in more need of cameras, police or doctors?  Law enforcement is a local responsibility.  If President Obama wants police to wear cameras, maybe he should get as job as a mayor or chief of police; that's what the SGT Says.


Bob G. said...

I hear 'ya there...
SInce when did the FEDS become "lord and masters" over local constabularies?
That's NOT their job. They protect our NATION from foreign (or domestic) threats...not the street corner thug with a fun, or the cigar-stealing perp.
Those in D.C. need to know what police departments ALREADY know?:
"Learn what boundaries are"
And don't overstep them.

Doesn't get simpler than that.

Good call.

ROll safe out there.

Mike Creek said...

Yes. If a local agency has a problem, the sheriff or state can investigate. We don't need the Federal government interfering with local police work.