sucymemebabaran
sucymemebabaran:

thinksquad:

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday.
Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St. Louis suburb and drawing global attention to race relations in the United States.
Law enforcement and witnesses gave differing accounts of what transpired before Brown was shot, with police saying the teen had struggled with the officer. Witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.
The discrepancy has revived calls for officers across the county to be outfitted with body cameras to help capture an accurate record of police-involved incidents.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-usa-missouri-shooting-idUSKBN0GW13M20140901

it feels kinda loaded to say there are sharply differing accounts of the incident when there’s mutiple witnesses and a dozen different accounts of what happened but 11 of those versions are from the police
body cameras also don’t mean shit unless we’re given more information on those cameras and policies. where is the video stored? how long is the battery life? what’s preventing the battery from conveniently dying before an officer abuses their power? where is the video stored? who manages the video data? can the video footage be relied on when police have demonstrated they have no issues with completely ignoring it e.g. in the case of eric garner? and so on
the cameras can help maintain accountability but if there is no accountability in the management of those cameras and their footage then it’s all just a PR show for the media

sucymemebabaran:

thinksquad:

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday.

Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St. Louis suburb and drawing global attention to race relations in the United States.

Law enforcement and witnesses gave differing accounts of what transpired before Brown was shot, with police saying the teen had struggled with the officer. Witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.

The discrepancy has revived calls for officers across the county to be outfitted with body cameras to help capture an accurate record of police-involved incidents.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-usa-missouri-shooting-idUSKBN0GW13M20140901

it feels kinda loaded to say there are sharply differing accounts of the incident when there’s mutiple witnesses and a dozen different accounts of what happened but 11 of those versions are from the police

body cameras also don’t mean shit unless we’re given more information on those cameras and policies. where is the video stored? how long is the battery life? what’s preventing the battery from conveniently dying before an officer abuses their power? where is the video stored? who manages the video data? can the video footage be relied on when police have demonstrated they have no issues with completely ignoring it e.g. in the case of eric garner? and so on

the cameras can help maintain accountability but if there is no accountability in the management of those cameras and their footage then it’s all just a PR show for the media

justaquickquestion

hestmord:

coffees-and-cats:

delcat:

unexplained-events:

Mine Kafon by Massoud Hassani

Hassani, a product designer from Afganistan, build (by hand) a wind-powered device that trips land mines as it rolls across the ground. It is made using bamboo and biodegradable products.

Many of these mines are active and near populated areas in countries like Afganistan and are hard to remove. The UN says that one mine clearance specialist is killed, and two injured, for every 5,000 mines cleared.

Hassani’s cheap and easy to make method has been achieving great results.

SOURCE

In a world of overcomplicated solutions, we need more people who think “Wait, why don’t we just roll a giant freaking ball over it?”

this guy made a katamari for landmines

unexxplained event my ass it says right there he built it by hand