The story of racial tension and rioting in Baltimore this week has become an all-too familiar one in the U.S. over the past year.
Some question whether or not the stories of police brutality against African-Americans in the states would have ever seen the light of day if it weren’t for by-standers catching these incidents on camera. And while the arrest of 25-year old Freddie Gray by Baltimore police was not caught on camera, he was in police custody when he suffered a severe injury to his spinal cord ,which ultimately resulted in his death. (Listen to the CBS report 00:00 – 2:15)
Today, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addressed the violence in Baltimore, saying the solution is for all police officers in the United States to wear body cameras, and to make it “the norm everywhere”. (Listen to Clinton’s speech 02:25 – 4:00)
Over the past couple of years, the RCMP have been piloting body cameras as well. CKNW’s Simi Sara spoke with an expert about the likelihood of suiting all cops with cameras, and what the legalities and the challenges would be for police departments. (Starts at 04:00)
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