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Letters: Body cams for teachers, politicos

A New York City Police Department police officer

A New York City Police Department police officer activates a body camera during a demonstration at the new police academy building in Queens on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Credit: Charles Eckert

A retired Suffolk County police detective suggested that, as a condition to police wearing body cameras to record all of their actions on duty, politicians should, too ["Politicians should wear body cams," Letters, June 14].

Politicians aren't the ones demanding that police accept this technology, it's the people in the community asking the politicians to fix a growing problem.

I would agree with the detective's suggestion if politicians were killing unarmed citizens whom they are sworn to serve. That's just not the issue.

Cops should wear devices to corroborate their statements, which in some recent incidents have proved inconsistent.

Robert Finn, Bay Shore

Video cameras for police. How about video cameras in the classroom also, with teacher evaluations based partly on a random selection of videotaped observations made by professional evaluators?

Chris Marinis, Hauppauge


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