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Rewrite body camera bill or put it aside
Rewrite body camera bill or put it aside

As body-worn cameras become standard gear for California's police officers, it's wise to have smart policy regulating how the cameras and the video they produce are used. Such as, when should cameras be turned on and off? What rights should folks not suspected of a crime have to prohibit being recorded? Who gets to see the video, and under what circumstances? Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) has tried to come up with a statewide policy that addresses questions of transparency and accountability. Her Assembly Bill 66 is a noble attempt, but at this point it fails on both counts. If this bill is not fixed — and even Weber has problems with it — it should be...

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