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Why Body Cameras Alone Won’t Solve Policing Problem

The use of body cams by police in Rialto, California led to a 60 percent drop in use of police force with complaints against police officers falling by almost 90 percent. The only obstacle preventing every police department from making cameras standard is cost — $300 to $400 per unit and oversight of video recordings.

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Militarized Policing No Answer to Ferguson’s Problems

The US police are probably among the most heavily armed in the world but that has not stopped urban disorder from happening. Long term solutions will not be found by turning police forces into the paramilitary outfits we are currently seeing on the streets of St Louis.

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