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No NO NOOOOOOO!  Ugh, what happened to the good old days where you could shoot a dog or pistol whip someone without an app or smart hardware snitching on you?   Just jokes guys… you know I love all you LEOs long time.

Associated Press on the technology:

I have a feeling most people in the line of duty would prefer not to have something like this, but I could be wrong. I say this because RARELY do they find themselves on the “other side” of the law (for better or for worse). Sure it happens in instances of gross negligence, but it’s no surprise that the smaller cases with less damning evidence easily seem to disappear.   Sounds like this technology isn’t providing all that much previously unknown data besides GPS coordinates, the number of shots fired, and the direction of shots at those coordinates. Who knows what story that could tell though? If you don’t have recorded HD Camera footage (at the very minimum… but really is one angle even enough?) to back it up, the shot “evidence” is still really up for interpretation because you have no idea what the party who the officer was shooting at was doing. To me this is the biggest flaw, and the main reason I don’t want to see police departments bogged down with crap like this. At the end of the day they are doing a job… a job where I like to think most of them are great people who live by their oath. If you start wanting to use technology to throw them under the bus that’s not going to go over well.

Oprah-You-Get-A-GunI’ve watched enough movies to know internal affairs would be so far up an officer’s ass if they thought there was any wrongdoing, it would take a tactical Hercules to pull them out.

Thoughts?

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