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body cameras protect law enforcement, promote public trust

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body cameras protect law enforcement, promote public trust

commentary: i’ve got some things in common with bernalillo county sheriff manuel gonzales. we both served in the marine corps, we both had a career in law enforcement and worked our way up the ranks, which included stints in professional standards (the politically correct term for internal affairs), and, from what i can gather reading about him, we share a mutual passion for the job. that passion extends beyond the actual work done by a law enforcement officer; it carries over into taking care of those under our command.courtesy photoj.r. lonswaythere has been a lot of local, regional, and now national coverage of the sheriff’s refusal to institute the use of body cams for bcso deputies, and his rationale is based primarily on two foundations: inaccurate or incomplete reporting by the media, and the use of footage to adjudicate cases.i agree with the sheriff when he says that the media manipulates facts in cases to suit their reporting. that’s been well documented and the public, in general, is aware of it. the media shows video footage that is conveniently clipped to promote one side of a story, or they write articles that leave out certain facts because it doesn’t make for as good a story as the one they want to sell the reader.it’s called ratings. whether it is broadcast or print journalism, the bottom line is viewership and readership, and the only issue of importance is beating out the competition. and if that means leaving out information releva...