Excessive Police Tactics

Amidst Criticism LAPD Receives Body Camera Funding

By Robert Kahn on September 17, 2015 - Comments off

Despite considerable protesting by activist groups and other foundations, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was awarded $1 million in funding from the Federal Justice Department for their highly body camera program. As reported by the LA Times, the funding is a part of a larger initiative designed to introduce the technology to departments across […]

 

Baltimore Riots Following Freddy Gray Funeral

By Robert Kahn on April 28, 2015 - Comments off

On Monday morning, friends and family gave a tearful goodbye to 25-year-old Freddy Gray, at the New Shiloh Baptist Church, in West Baltimore. Shortly thereafter, the city around them exploded in violence. Weeks of tension over the cause of Mr. Gray’s death boiled over into all out rioting, as young men and women took to […]

 

LAPD Body Cameras Coming This Summer

By Robert Kahn on April 8, 2015 - Comments off

At a time when our nation is demanding greater transparency and accountability in our law enforcement, the Los Angeles Police Department is pushing ahead with a plan that will have body cameras in place as early as this summer. Thanks to private donations totaling $1.5 million, officers in the Newton, Mission, and Central Traffic divisions, […]