Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, February 16, 2015

Shorter StL Cops: "Turn Off the Cameras Before Beating Suspects."

That's the unspoken message given by one cop during an arrest:
Officer Kelli Swinton approaches Burkemper’s patrol car. There is the sound of an opening car door, and she loudly declares: “Hold up. Hold up, y’all. Hold up. Hold up, everybody, hold up. We’re red right now, so if you guys are worried about cameras, just wait.”
"Red" is cop-slang for "a camera is running." In short, the cops were alleged to have turned off all of the cameras and then beat for a few minutes on the arrestee, before they they turned the cameras back on.

2 comments:

Old NFO said...

One almost thinks WE should wear body cameras for our own protection... dammit

mikey said...

Well, yeah, from a tactical opsec standpoint seems like the right move.

It's becoming increasingly obvious that these cameras will have to be tamper resistant, should not have operator controls, or they should be configured to insert an alert when the operator operates the off switch and continue running in stealth mode.

It's hard to see what actual good they'll do if the bad eggs can control whether they are operational...