School Administrators to Monitor Students and Parents with Body Cameras

Photo: Burlington Community School District/Special to the Register

Photo: Burlington Community School District/Special to the Register

Source: The Des Moines Register

As police departments across the country adopt the use of body cameras, an Iowa school district is following suit — outfitting its principals and assistant principals with small, clip-on video cameras.

Burlington Community School District in southeastern Iowa is taking the unusual step of recording parent and student interactions with administrators — a move district officials say will protect both sides. (more…)

How To Protect Your Camera From The Cops

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Ok, so we highly recommend that you do not actually do what you’ve seen in this video. It’s best to be calm, cool, collected and talk in a normal tone when addressing police officers. This footage was shot a couple of years ago, when Luke Rudkowski had a very bad day and was still maturing as a journalist. WeAreChange strongly believes in the right to film in public, but many times police officers incorrectly view this as a crime and use intimidation to stop the legal right to film. This time the opposite scenario played out, which we wanted to share with you. (more…)

“Mysterious” Camera Vanishes One Hour After FOX Reports It

Source: David Dees

Source: David Dees

FOX31 Denver, reported a “mysterious” camera that was, “positioned to capture and record the license plates and facial features of customers leaving a Golden Post Office” – has disappeared within an hour of it being observed. (more…)

Sheriff Fires Cop Who Threatened to Arrest Me for Taking Photos of Cops


K.C. SAULET During an incident he later lied about, according to King County sheriff John Urquhart.

King County deputy Patrick “K.C.” Saulet has been fired for threatening to arrest me last summer, when I was photographing several officers on a downtown street corner, and then lying to investigators about the incident, says King County sheriff John Urquhart.

The termination is effective today.

“You have a constitutional right to photograph the police,” Sheriff Urquhart asserted in a phone interview with me today. Threatening to arrest a citizen for legally taking photos of cops while on public property, he added, “is a constitutional violation, as far as I am concerned.”


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