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CopWatch IE protest for lapel cameras

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Ever since the numbers came in from Rialto, this idea of police cameras has been intriguing us. Some folks love the idea and think all cops should be filmed at all times, which is understandable. Others have brought up concerns about police and their cameras being used for extrajudicial surveillance, an intrusion on the right to due process. Others have questioned where the demand for cameras comes from. In Rialto it was certainly the result of scandal, and taken advantage of by shrewd police politickers.

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Riverside police officer Anthony Fletcher convicted of child sex abuse

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Here's a pretty sick story: This Riverside cop's victim, who is in his family, reported him for fondling her. He was confronted about it and resigned, and then withdrew his resignation. He was tried and found guilty, and then an appeals court threw out the conviction. So he was just re-tried and found guilty again, but....guess what? Won't serve any time cause they said the year he did while he was waiting was enough.

Here's the article from the P-E:

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