It’s probably a good idea that the police wear body cameras. The more, the merrier. The premise is to take a video polygraph. It is also a good idea that citizens be prepared, in addition, to film the activities of police officers.

Common sense should tell us that police body cameras are likely to prevent police escalation of violence and server and as a deterrent to the use of excessive force. It can also serve the interest of a police officer who is not the cause of the confrontation when being attacked by a law breaker.

Common sense was not enough to satisfy everyone on the benefits of body cameras. A recent study by the University of Cambridge and others confirms that it indeed does prevent escalation of conflicts with police officers in many cases.

Others challenged these results, including the studies are biases and are used only to promoter sale of cameras to all police departments. Also, malfunctions of cameras can confuse the situation.

Police cameras will not solve the problems we all face from the police militarization that has engulfed the whole country. We do need as many citizens as possible to use their cell phones to capture any questionable, police-initiated violence.

Since the police can never make us safe, we need a clear understanding of the 2nd Amendment and a willingness of the citizens to exert that right.

About the author: Scott Bernstein is the CEO of Global Security International LLC headquartered in the Research Triangle of North Carolina. He has extensive experience as a Counterterrorist Consultant, International Apprehension Operative, Human & Sex Trafficking Expert and a Military and Law Enforcement Trainer. He is available as a Consultant and as a Speaker. In addition to his LinkedIn profile, you can also interact with Scott on his LinkedIn group

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