“How widespread is it? Well, we can’t really be sure until we finally get cameras in the classroom, as we put them on the chests of police officers.”
The company formerly known as TASER changed its name to Axon and is offering a free trial of its body cameras to every cop in America, but the plan raises alarming questions about the future of surveillance.
Video evidence does not ensure police accountability or an end to brutality. If the justice system doesn't show there are consequences to police violence, then popular resistance must.
The LAPD is trying to make its officers better drivers, but police departments around the country should also be monitoring the way cops interact with civilians.