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Police Body Cameras Aren't Helping You

Police-worn body cameras were supposed to be the savior of transparency. The police killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown in 2014 led the Obama administration to push for body cameras at law enforcement agencies across the country. In the two years since, a U.S. Department of Justice program has handed out more than $40 million for that purpose ? a move that should, in theory, take the job of recording police activity out of civilians’ hands and make officers more accountable.
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