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The Perils of Police Cameras

Forcing police to wear cameras seems like a good response to the Ferguson tragedy. It isn't.
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There's an understandable tendency, after a crisis, to look for a quick fix: a new law, a new leader, a new technology that can make sure it never happens again. After prolonged unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, where a police officer killed an unarmed teenager, one such fix has been proposed again and again: Make cops wear body-mounted cameras.

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