Yes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens
No, it should be a police department’s or officer’s choice to wear one
Yes, but only for patrol officers in high crime areas

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 @56WTPKPfrom Vermont answered…4yrs4Y

No, police should be retrained to deescalate high-tension situations and react to dangerous suspects with less lethal force. The reason a criminal isn't afraid to shoot a cop is the same reason a soldier isn't afraid to shoot his opponent in battle. If you threaten another person with death, expect them to fight like hell to kill you first. Furthermore, police accused of abusing their power should be tried as if they never had a badge in the first place. Murder is murder regardless of who kills who.

 @5J4LQMBfrom Illinois answered…4yrs4Y

Yes!!! And if anyone fails to do what a man of the law says, like "stop, hands up, etc.", then the policeman has the lawful right to arrest you. If you try to shoot him, he can defend himself and shoot you. If you shoot a policeman, you should be arrested and the punishment should be you life's punishment, no exceptions, no parole.

 @5LDN8JLfrom Georgia answered…4yrs4Y

Yes but they should be able to be activated by dispatch officers, not the police officer.

 @8LXQB35 from Georgia answered…4yrs4Y

Yes, the cameras never lie. That would help keep officers out of prison and help a lot with the investigations.

 @4XYN4HZfrom Alabama answered…4yrs4Y

I believe that with the world we live in today, where a young man who actually committed two crimes (theft and beating a policeman until he had to go to the hospital) dies from being shot in self defense and he is the hero, it is absolutely 100% in the interest of the officer to wear this device. Generations struggled for equality and most did so under the non-violent protests and gatherings of Dr. King, Jr. Those courageous people did not suffer and bleed and March just for their grandchildren and great grandchildren could just throw down the race card and the start rioting and looting and…  Read more

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