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Re: “Charleston police finalize body camera policy

Ah. Then you agree that the camera would identify you as carrying, hence not a target.
So then all I would need is a little fake camera; everybody will think I'm carrying and not fuck with me, no danger of someone getting the drop on me, taking my firearm, and shooting me with it.
Or dropping it, having it go off, and accidentally shooting myself.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on April 17, 2015 at 5:21 PM

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It's called conceal carry because that's what is legal, with permit, in SC. As opposed to open carry, which is not. If I were looking for a target, it damn sure wouldn't be the one packing.

Posted by Jaxx on April 17, 2015 at 4:53 PM

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"People with conceal carry don't commit crimes. If they were criminals they wouldn't have the permit it in the first place or get it taken away if they did commit a crime."

Look at any week's blotter in the City Paper, such as this week's with three separate incidents. Or look at gun-related news stories from anywhere in the country. Law abiding gun owners may not commit overt crimes, but a hell of a lot of them leave their guns in unlocked cars to be stolen, or have them out in the open near curious young children, etc.

They may not be robbing banks or mugging people, but plenty of morons who think themselves to be responsible gun owners are incredibly negligent with their weapons. But if you call into question their ability to handle the responsibility of a weapon, you get the standard "hurrr durr don't tread on me libs wharrgarbl" response and then Fox News is runs a piece on them showing how the government is trying to confiscate everyone's guns.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 17, 2015 at 2:42 PM

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Oh, look. A data retention policy. Wonder if the ALPRs have one yet?

Posted by mat catastrophe on April 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM

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Mount HD GoPro™ cameras ON TOP of the cops' heads as well as on top of their guns.

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Posted by Pronghorn on April 17, 2015 at 12:23 PM

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"Why don't we put cameras in every car because they kill way more people than guns"
Sure. And put them on cigarette packages too since they kill more than firearms and vehicles combined.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on April 17, 2015 at 12:00 PM

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"I think there will be more of them going to jail because they won't be able to get off as much on technicalities and the lawyers will have their hands tied."
I see no downside to this. Once the drug war is finally over there will be plenty of prison space for real criminals.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on April 17, 2015 at 11:47 AM

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"The crime stats on conceal carry holders is so low its not a consideration"
Perhaps the same could be said about police officers.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on April 17, 2015 at 11:44 AM

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Why would people knowing that some is carrying make that person a target? If anything, I would think that person would be avoided as if he had scabies or something.
I, for one, would simply leave the premises until all armed persons are gone.
I don't have that option now because these people are allowed to be armed in secret.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on April 17, 2015 at 11:43 AM

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Its called conceal carry for a reason. Wearing a body camera would be a give away and make you a target. People with conceal carry don't commit crimes. If they were criminals they wouldn't have the permit it in the first place or get it taken away if they did commit a crime. The crime stats on conceal carry holders is so low its not a consideration. Don't believe look it up. So once again you want to put the burden onto law abiding citizens instead of the criminals committing crimes with guns and getting probation form judge Gosnell. In early 2000's I had a drugged drunk crazed guy shoot 15 rounds of 9mm in to my Tahoe while I was driving. He got 3 years probation. Until you have a crime committed against you with a gun you can't understand the importance of defending your own life or others.

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Posted by redblood on April 17, 2015 at 11:38 AM

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If the police have to wear body cameras to verify that deadly force is warranted, which they should, then anybody who has a camera in public should be required to carry a firearm.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 17, 2015 at 10:27 AM

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So, my network pitch months ago of a GoPro PoPo reality TV show is still a possibility. Ima call Whitney so he can get right on that. Also, If the police have to wear body cameras to verify that deadly force is warranted, which they should, then anybody who wears a firearm in public should be required to do the same.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on April 17, 2015 at 9:51 AM

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Why don't we put cameras in every car because they kill way more people than guns. At the tax payers expense of course. Abortion doctors should wear them too because they kill 1.2 million babies a year. In all seriousness, the cameras are going to hurt the black community more than help. I think there will be more of them going to jail because they won't be able to get off as much on technicalities and the lawyers will have their hands tied.

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Posted by redblood on April 17, 2015 at 8:54 AM

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If the police have to wear body cameras to verify that deadly force is warranted, which they should, then anybody who wears a firearm in public should be required to do the same.

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Posted by warwit on April 17, 2015 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Charleston police finalize body camera policy

If the police have to wear body cameras to verify that deadly force is warranted, which they should, then anybody who wears a firearm in public should be required to do the same.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on April 16, 2015 at 11:03 PM

Re: “Charleston police finalize body camera policy

If the police have to wear body cameras to verify that deadly force is warranted, which they should be, then anybody who wears a firearm in public should be required to do the same.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on April 16, 2015 at 11:02 PM

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I also think we should send a warm thanks to VIEVU for providing the City Paper with these fine stock photos. It's almost eerie how they captivate the imagination. When I saw them, I immediately was taken to the scene of a traffic stop or other minor incident. I even experienced momentary fear of an impending assault/execution from a police officer. Well done, photography man.

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Posted by warwit on April 16, 2015 at 7:49 PM

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"Low light capability". Well that's inconvenient.

If the cops are already this angry and out of hand now, imagine how they're going to react when they're told they have to wait 'til after dark to shoot black people.

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Posted by warwit on April 16, 2015 at 7:43 PM

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I'm glad the officers will be trained on how to use them. If the training is as top-notch as their gun, tazer and community relations training, I foresee no problems in the future.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 16, 2015 at 7:38 PM

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"Officers ranked sergeant and below to start wearing VIEVU LE3 cameras in May"

So lieutenants will still be able to murder innocent people, then?

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Posted by Pronghorn on April 16, 2015 at 5:22 PM
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