body cameras

The benefits of police body cams are a myth

Police body-worn cameras have been sold to the public as a tool that would primarily deter police misconduct. One of the main selling points is the claim that the devices would have a “civilizing ef

Video evidence is meaningless without accountability

Some had guns and some carried sticks and shields. Some carried homemade pepper spray and mace. But one thing nearly everyone on all sides carried: a camera. There were television cameras, DSLRs, 360-

Deep analysis of police body cam footage shows pattern of less respectful speech towards black people

Police body cameras don't just record shootouts and other crises — they're on all day every day, providing unprecedented detail of officers' interactions with the public. If you can handle that volu

Axon (formerly Taser) grows like a weed as it refocuses on body cams

Taser's decision to relaunch itself as Axon and give away thousands of body cameras could have been interpreted either as a growing company looking to expand or a desperate one scrambling for purchase

With AI investments, Taser could use its body camera division for predictive policing

After announcing that it would shift some of its emphasis away from non-lethal weapons to police body cameras, for a fleeting moment it felt like the company synonymous with sticks that electrocute pe

Taser rebrands as Axon and offers free body cameras to any police department

Taser is now Axon. The brand has been a household word for years, but the company felt it was time to leave that identity behind and double down on the body camera and digital evidence management side

Police complaints drop 93 percent after deploying body cameras

A study from Cambridge University documents an immense drop in complaints against police officers when their departments began using body cameras. But even more surprising is that the data suggests ev

Study finds that police body cameras may increase assaults — if used improperly

Putting body cameras on police seems like a net good for everyone involved, but how to deploy them and what the subtler effects will be are questions that would be better answered sooner than later. O

Gillmor Gang: Not Fade Away

The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Doc Searls, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, December 5, 2014. As notifications and deep linking are built out, the Gillmor Gang is implemen