I truly believe that this was needed. I was beaten up by a Riverside County Sheriff (Rialto is in Riverside County) because he mistook me for another woman who “always caused trouble when I came to your place on Grant Ave.” I’ve never lived in Riverside County nor on a Grant Ave. I was handcuffed and dragged by said cuffs across a parking lot, then dragged into the back of the squad car by my hair.. all because I kept asking “why am I in handcuffs? Am I under arrest? Why am I being arrested?” This was over 20 years ago. How many other women have been beaten by this asshole?
"…Rialto’s randomised controlled study has seized attention because it offers scientific – and encouraging – findings: after cameras were introduced in February 2012, public complaints against officers plunged 88% compared with the previous 12 months. Officers’ use of force fell by 60%.”
— California Police Use of Body Cameras Cuts Violence and Complaints | The Guardian
This should be a federal law.
DID SOMEONE SAY FEDERAL LAW?!?!
This post has 26k notes, but there’s less than 8k signatures on the petition and it ends in eight days, y’all. Get signing.
Well I do enjoy SIGNING things. Anybody else up for some fun?
Conscience is that little voice that reminds you that someone may be watching….
In case you missed the plea above, sign the petition HERE to make this nationwide! I just did, and it’s still way short of the required signatures. GO NOW.