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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Hello, you're on Candid Camera.

As I was watching Bill O'Reilley (I'm not much of a fan, BTW) go into meltdown here, I thought, "It must suck to have cameras on you all the time at work, documenting your every faux pas."

Then I thought, "Oh yeah. I do*."





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*See subsection (d), which effectively puts cameras in just about every patrol car, and body mics on every officer.

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7 Comments:

At Tuesday, May 13, 2008 11:34:00 AM, Anonymous Chris in SE TX said...

Matt, granted, I would HATE to have a camera and mike on me all the time, but on the other hand, I would think it also protects you. If you have to, say, tackle a suspect who later claims he did nothing to provoke it, you have evidence to prove your side.....

 
At Tuesday, May 13, 2008 8:11:00 PM, Blogger kvegas911 said...

...oh shit, my mic is on.....

 
At Wednesday, May 14, 2008 12:21:00 AM, Blogger Matt G said...

Trust me, Chris-- I'm the world's biggest fan of that camera-- I just wish it could see everything I saw, too.

 
At Wednesday, May 14, 2008 10:04:00 AM, Anonymous Kristopher said...

helmet cams are getting smaller every day ...

 
At Wednesday, May 14, 2008 10:28:00 PM, Blogger Matt G said...

Thanks a lot, Kristopher-- now I'll have to wear a frickin' helmet during stops?

There's currently a cam that hangs around your neck, but it's a beast.

 
At Thursday, May 15, 2008 9:44:00 AM, Blogger John B said...

last time I got stopped, The officer got so hard assed with me, and pointed up the camera in his button, that I decided I wouldn't go along. Instead I played hippie-techno-nerd. "Wow officer, are those available to civillians?", "How much did the department spend on those?", annnd "Do those really work in cutting down dispute incidents?" Finally he gave up and let me off with a warning. Yes Matt, You wouldn't have fallen for that, but You're a couple of hairy men up on the evolutionary scale of professionalism tham my local PD.

 
At Monday, May 19, 2008 9:49:00 AM, Blogger KD5NRH said...

Just for reference, cheap cameras (even if your department paid more than your retirement is worth for each of them, they're still cheap junk that could be had with a different sticker over the actual maker's name for $10-50 depending on claimed sensitivity) and laser sights don't get along at all.

 

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