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Tiny video cameras protect cops, suspects (sfgate.com)
70 points by sambeau 1128 days ago | hide | past | web | 17 comments | favorite



I'm partial, because I shot the video, but The Verge did a large feature/report on this back in April that I think explains both sides of this pretty well:

http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/5/4162478/tasers-axon-flex-co...


(Thanks for the link it's interesting.)

"because I shot the video"

I've watched about 5 minutes and so far I see where you are interviewed but what part did you shoot the video on?


Now if only our elected officials had to wear them while on duty with the ability for the public to view after a period of time...


Good to see we're moving on from arresting people for videotaping cops doing things they shouldn't be doing.


You remind me the innocent dog who got shot in the face by the police because it's owner were videotaping them.



I'll toss a link to this article along similar lines.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/14/nyregion/order-that-police...


It seems like teachers and students could benefit from this as well. Teachers are often accused of being unfair or acting unprofessionally. Parents may not know who to believe when a teacher and a student flatly contradict one another.


Parents and children too! Also, couples. And football players--the refs can't be trusted. And my boss. We should probably just videotape everything, come to think of it.


All in good time.


Where can I purchase one of these cameras?


Well, there's Google Glass, which is the same basic idea:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Glass

Here's a more general result about these things:

https://www.google.com/search?q=small+wearabl%3Be+camcorder


The police models are actually made by Taser.

http://www.taser.com/products/on-officer-video/axon-flex-on-...


I've contacted them, they are supposed to give me a call back. Wonder if they will sell them to a consumer.


This is rather silly isn't it ? I hardly think you can enforce good culture with negative operant conditioning.

Why is it that Microsoft's silly ranking system is much criticized, while this is one is being applauded ?


Emmmm... negative operant conditioning? There's no stimulus that's being removed depending on officer's behavior. In fact, I wouldn't call it operant conditioning at all - there's no new punishment or reward here, just increased certainty that both officers' and suspects' actions will be known and provable to third parties.


He was probably trying to comment over here, on this other article, about Microsoft's Stack Ranking program:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6266863




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