Obama Wants $75M for Cop Body Cameras


police-body-camerasPresident Obama has proposed $75 million in federal matching funds for police body cameras in the wake of Michael Brown’s death at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson. The money would be spent over three years to provide body cameras for some 50,000 police officers.

The funds would be part of a larger $263 million initiative to better educate local law enforcement and get the Department of Justice more involved in police training.

According to early reports, under the proposal, local civilian authorization will be required for police to request controlled equipment, which will include guns and armored vehicles. Read more at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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  1. How about some money to train young African Americans to comply with the law? Or, better yet, how about placing some cameras on the kids themselves?