Home Crime and Punishment What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Burris ShotCam Edition Crime and Punishment What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Burris ShotCam Edition By Robert Farago - December 30, 2010 3 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ Also available for civilians! ‘Cause there’s no way a video of a self-defense shooting could be misinterpreted or taken out of context. ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR How a Florida Sheriff’s Office and Prosecutors Botched a Murder Prosecution, Louisiana Senator John Kennedy Wants to Know Why Chicago is America’s Largest Outdoor Shooting Range About Face: DC City Council Decides Defunding the Police Was the Everyone Knew It Would Be 3 COMMENTS I’m confident that police unions will fight this technology, tooth and nail. There are too many situations in which conclusive video evidence will disprove an officer’s testimony With something like the Shot-Cam, the time-honored phrase “He was reaching into his waistband for a weapon when I shot him” will no longer guarantee exoneration as it does now. Reply Amen, Chris. From Rodney King to recent abuses in Seattle and Dallas, video has been forcing bad cops off the playing field and sent some of them to prison. More is better. Reply Technology that allows more transparency and less privacy cuts both ways. Police find surveillance video useful, but don’t like to be filmed themselves. I wouldn’t want a camera on my desk, either, but my job doesn’t wield life and death power. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.