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Cop Block reports that some Houston cops will be waring body cameras. Step toward public accountability? Latest signs of an encroaching surveillance state? Via Cop Block: Over the past few weeks 100…








Via LiveLinks:

While the debate on privacy rights and government power over the use of surveillance drones goes on, some talented folks from Team Black Sheep (TBS), which specializes in both filming equipment for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) as well as aerial video services, found some time to fool around in France while attending the LeWeb 2012 Conference.What TBS did on a street just outside of Paris is fly a remote controlled quadrotor, also called a quadrotor helicopter or quadcopter, equipped with a live-feed recording device.

Once the crew spotted a French police car, it was game on, with the crew flying the zippy quadcopter drone over the roof of the Peugeot hatchback until the cops stopped to see what was going on, at which point, they made a quick getaway.


Retired NYPD Detective Carlton Berkeley talked to Luke Rudkowski at a recent Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP) event. Carlton Berkeley is President of Brothers and Sisters Who Care as well as an outspoken whistle blower on many of the NYPD’s most controversial policies. Luke and Carlton exchange in a dialog about holding the police accountable through video cameras and standing up against police intimidation.

Via WeAreChange