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October 2016 Archives

Police Body Cameras

As technology grows and develops so does our system for maintaining accountability and finding the truth. With cell phone camera and video advancement, every citizen can take, capture, and publish pictures, videos, and their opinions. This has recently incited protests and investigations into police interactions with citizens. Multiple Police Departments across America are looking into supplementing citizen cell phone videos by arming police with society's latest weapon for the truth, body cameras. Police Officers would strap these cameras on at the beginning of their shift, remove them at the end, and keep them rolling in between.

Report shows need for drug decriminalization

A large number of people in Florida's jails and prisons are there for drug crimes. Many of them have been convicted of simple drug possession. A report details how extensive the prosecution of people for minor drug offenses is in the U.S. and points to the need for decriminalization.