Body-Cam Giant Snaps Up Its Biggest Rival To Create Near-Monopoly

By Cyrus Farivar, -

Axon, the company formerly known as Taser, has acquired its largest rival, VieVu—setting up a near-monopoly in the market for body-worn cameras. While Axon already has contracts with most large [...]

Body Cameras Won’t Solve Problem Of Police Violence Against Black People

By Nathalie Baptiste, -

By Nathalie Baptiste for AlterNet - Body cameras were going to be black America’s saving grace. Technology was going to bring to light the horrors of police violence in communities of color, [...]

Lawmaker Pushing Bill To Protect People Filming Police Arrested

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By Naomi LaChance for The Intercept - An Arkansas State representative who helped pass a state law protecting people who film police was arrested Monday while filming Little Rock police as they [...]

Study: Flaws In How Police Use Body Cameras

By Larry Greenemeier, -

By Larry Greenemeier for Scientific American. At a time when police across the U.S. are being watched warily by the citizens they serve, many departments are embracing wearable cameras to [...]

NC Governor Signs Law Making Police Cam Footage Unavailable

By Elaina Athans, -

By Elaina Athans for ABC News - Motivated by the controversial police officer-involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the terror in Texas that unfolded after a Black Lives Matter [...]

Federal Court Rules You Can Be Arrested Simply For Filming Police

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By Staff of Counter Current News - Philadelphia, PA — A federal court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has ruled that filming the police without a specific challenge or criticism is not [...]

How Do Police-Worn Body Camera Programs Actually Work?

By Brynne O'Neal, -

By Brynne O'Neal for Brennan Center For Justice - The shooting death of Michael Brown last August in Ferguson, Mo., ignited a public debate about police video cameras. The incident was not [...]

The Dystopian Danger Of Police Body Cameras

By Rachel Levinson-Waldman, -

By Rachel Levinson-Waldman for the Brennan Center for Justice - This history suggests that for body cameras — and any other surveillance technology — the right question to ask is not, “are we [...]

Baltimore Mayor Vetoed Bill Requiring Body Cams For Cops

By SM Gibson, -

“We also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that.” Those are the words spoken on Saturday by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake that propelled her into the national political [...]