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03 Mar 2011 10:59


U.S.: Twenty years after Rodney King, the LAPD’s view on cameras evolves

  • Early on in their training, I always tell them, ‘I don’t care if you’re in a bathroom taking care of your personal business…. Whatever you do, assume it will be caught on video.’ We tell them if they’re doing the right thing then they have no reason to worry.
  • LAPD officer and recruit supervisor Sgt. Heather Fungaroli • Offering a fairly fresh assessment on the how the police department now views video. Twenty years ago, a video clip turned their whole view on the matter inside-out. The clip of Rodney King’s beating by multiple police officers, and the subsequent “not guilty” verdict in the case, led to a major riot in the city that drew national attention and led to 50 deaths. These days, the police force is quickly putting more cameras in police cars and even has its own videographers to cover incidents – advances which not only ensure better cop conduct but can help exonerate them in legal cases. source

05 Jan 2010 22:08


U.S.: Newark Airport is apparently run by a bunch of losers

  • bad Newark Airport had a huge kerfluffle that ruined a lot of nights due to a security breach. Airline security is also the biggest topic in the news.
  • worse Not that it would’ve helped anyway, but the security cameras weren’t working in the area where the breach happened. WTF? source