• @givesomefucks
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    752 months ago

    A cops word should mean nothing unless their body cam is on

    Maybe that will be enough for them to stop accidentally turning them off

    • Deceptichum
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      272 months ago

      Nah a cops word should mean nothing.

      Let the body cam speak for them.

      • @CobblerScholar
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        32 months ago

        A cops word means something but no more than anyone else without the weight of evidence behind them

        • @[email protected]
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          32 months ago

          Cops as a group are not trustworthy and have a long history of making shit up. Their words are worth less than average.

    • @MiltownClowns
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      242 months ago

      We used to have to trust the police because otherwise the system would collapse without that trust. But now that trust has been supplanted by actual evidence in the form of body cameras. And that evidence shows that the police can’t be trusted.

      Just like religion in this country, hopefully trust in the police will continur to fade as we get more and more evidence that it’s just another tool used to suppress the underclass.

    • @Wrench
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      2 months ago

      I would go so far as to substantiate any claim of police abuse if their camera was off.

      Police testimony inadmissible, and suspects testimony as the truth.

      If they don’t like it, they will be motivated to cooperate with camera mandates rather than tamper with them.

    • @[email protected]
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      32 months ago

      A cop should have zero authority to do anything if their body cam is off. They should be treated as a regular civilian.