by: the Common Constitutionalist
All over America, in every city and town (it seems), the public appears to be demanding that all law enforcement officers wear body cameras, because…you know…they’re all so evil and all.
Could it be, like every upheaval this country has been made to endure these days, it’s not really “the public” making these demands, but yet again, simply an extremely vocal minority of activist interest groups that push an agenda that all police are bad? That law enforcement wearing body cameras will cure all our ills, make the waters recede, and cause whites to be less racist.
Is that what is suppose to happen? Are all the cops that dirty and underhanded that we need to outfit everyone? To be sure, there are some bad cops, but the overwhelming majority are outstanding – working long hours, many times in very difficult conditions, and are expected to react perfectly to every situation, often with split second timing.
Last I checked, cops were human too, but unlike the rest of us flawed beings, are expected to be infallible.
So if all cops are bad enough to warrant the donning of body cameras, perhaps we should demand another group of well known dirty and underhanded professionals wear them. And what better candidates than America’s political class.