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Shannon Ross English 1020 Professor Thornton Argumentative Essay Justice Inside Officer Body Cameras Thesis: Law enforcement officers should be required to wear body cameras because it provides safety for innocent civilians, it provides safety and protection for each officer, and it helps eliminates lawsuits and minimize complaints against law enforcement officers. Intro and grabbing sentence: Imagine watching your older brother getting gunned down by law enforcement The United States of America is viewed as the country of the “Free”, the nation where the citizens are innocent until proven guilty, and where “justice is for all”. America is also known worldwide for innocent civilians being mistreated and abused by law enforcement leading to false incarcerations and some cases unto death. Police body cameras will aide in resurfacing the great United States of America to its’ fundamental standards. Law enforcement officers that are required to wear body cameras will increase transparency and legitimacy by proving accusations of officer misconduct against innocent citizens. Laura Anastasia reports Lindsay Millers, of the Police Executive Research Forum stating, “the community wants to know what police are doing…body cameras are a good way to show that.” (should police, p1) It is also proven that police body cameras improve police behavior. According to Christina Staff, “…officers wearing
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cameras reporter 87.5 percent fewer incidents of force…” (rise of police, page 1) Police officers
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