Police body cams have become all the rage in the wake of last year’s police shooting of an unarmed African-American teen in Ferguson, Missouri. It’s a technological method to hold the police and public accountable. It’s also a solution supported by President Barack Obama and one benefitting the bottom line of Taser, a body cam maker selling its wares like hotcakes.
If a lawmaker from Minnesota has his way, footage captured by those cameras in that state would not be a public record, as it is now, and instead would remain classified—and likely destroyed.
“You could have a half-naked housewife that’s been beat up with a bloody face, half-naked kids running around,” Rep. Tony Cornish, a Republican, told Minnesota Public Radio about his proposal. “You could have a gun collection. That information needs to remain private.”
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