Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: Body Cameras: To Cam or Not to Cam? That is The Question!
Will 1 in 7 cops where body cameras? And even if they do, does that mean they can’t turn them off manually or refuse to record an encounter in public, especially if they know that the camera will capture everything raw in its actual occurrence or manifestation where no spin can be applied?
We all saw on camera 5 to 6 NYPD cops murder Eric Garner in broad day light captured by a private citizen 3rd party via cell phone. What has happened to those officers? Nothing.
There’s no accountability for their recorded actions so what good will body cameras do if they can be turned off selectively. We’ll get edited footage or no footage if it doesn’t favor the officers. Cameras won’t stop anything or will they?
What’s your thought on this incoming wave of more surveillance?
Who are we as people, human beings, and citizens within the supposedly wealthiest nation on earth? Are we in fact living within modern day Babylon? Are we in fact living in the hellish prison system sectors where an ordinary citizen can have his/her life taken from them for no “real” or “legitimate” reason (In BROAD DAY LIGHT) right in front of all of us by those sworn to protect and serve us?
Are we worthless grotesque creatures loathe of respect and dignity? No we are not. We are people, we are human beings, we have minds, souls, bodies, and the ability to create and live to do wonderous things.
Yet there is this constant battle going on within each of us. To know truth and lies, to know good from evil, and to that end live our lives with a basic tenet God told us to live by which is to love your neighbor as you love yourself. How simple is that?
We are doomed as people to destroy ourselves when we ignore that basic principal. Killing breeds more killing. Retribution is every bit a part of human nature as any other emotion we experience and/or endure.
I’ve heard the typical view point whenever a black man is killed by police that somehow they brought it upon themselves. In no universe I know of would it or could it ever be conceivable that killing an unarmed human-being supposedly for past business transactions is justification for harassment and murder.
What were his misdemeanors for? Selling wait for it wait for it… “Untaxed cigarettes”. Are you f&*%Kn kidding me? Real bad guys are getting away with every crime under the law, hiding behind the blue wall, fully armed with guns & badges. The criminals even higher up the food chain wear $2000, $5000 suits and sell a hell of a lot more than “untaxed” cigarettes.
The fact of the matter is the cowards that killed and assisted in the killing of Eric Garner including that trifling & heinous actress calling herself an EMT and her cronies all need to be fired, stripped of their shields & guns and tried for this man’s murder.
The female EMT knew Eric Garner was dead. She I’m sure, if we were to check her credentials to be a licensed EMT must know how to properly check for the carotid artery. She would know how to check breathing not rubber neck a yeah he’s breathing. Her hand placement to check his pulse was casual and careless at best. And those cops huddled over his lifeless body propping him on his side, and nudging him to make it appear as if he’s still moving didn’t (nor could they)fool me for a second.
Eric Garner did nothing to warrant what happened to him and plead his case. He didn’t resist the police. And why is it they always need about 10 to 20 cops for one black man? That’s what cowards do (get together and literally) “gang” up on people they feel they are better than or more powerful than.
Eric Garner chose to stand up as a man for himself, demanded respect and to be left alone. What he got was murdered for his decision. What will we the people his people do now?
Are we willing to cower and let the police continue to get away with slaps on the wrists, desk duties, and eventual promotions for their evil? I pray to God that we are not.
R.I.P Eric Garner and the many other strong black men we’ve continually lost to the murderous methods and ways of the “police”.
We have a right to be here…ALL of us human beings!