Pennsylvania state senators are pushing for a new bill that would amend the state's body camera policy to allow officers to record in private residences and exempt all footage from the state's "Right to Know" act -- making it much harder for the public to request recorded video. If it passes, it would be among America's most restrictive and invasive body camera policies.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
On Friday, the New York Police Department, the largest police department in the US with about 34,000 officers, released its body camera policies. The NYPD held extensive public comments and met with several civil rights groups, but the policies are largely a disaster and undermine the goals of the body camera technology -- accountability and transparency.