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The Nation | 09.23.15

We Don’t Even Know How Best to Use Body Cameras—Let Alone Regulate Them

danah boyd, Alex Rosenblat

D&S founder danah boyd and D&S researcher Alex Rosenblat were quoted in this article by the Nation discussing police body cameras.

[danah boyd] and Alex Rosenblat suggested in The Atlantic that prosecutors may use the threat of camera footage to augment the practice of asking suspects to agree to plea bargains for crimes they didn’t commit. “What happens,” they asked, “when [suspects] are threatened with video footage or facing video footage that may be cropped, presented out of context, or otherwise manipulated to make them look more culpable than they really are?”

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