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Police Cameras Won't Change Hearts and Minds in Ferguson

The city of Ferguson should get press cameras back into the air and name badges back onto officers. 
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The City of Ferguson released a statement today calling for "nighttime quiet and reconciliation," pleading with residents to stay in their homes tonight. Although leaders have called for calm since the start of the standoff between police and demonstrators over the police shooting of Michael Brown, this time, the city offered some concessions. Too bad they don't go far enough.

One item in particular highlights the problem with Ferguson's approach. Among some of the more long-term commitments, like a pledge to increase diversity in Ferguson law enforcement and to persuade officers to settle in Ferguson proper, the City of Ferguson offered a commitment to "raise funds and secure dash and vest cams for our patrol cars."