This is a discussion on Police Officers Find Tiny Pocket Cams Are 'Silent Partners' within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Chevy-SS You mis-understand my initial post. When I said that the camera is "good for citizens", I meant that it is good ...
I actually wish they'd start making all cars with "black boxes" and have cameras mounted in various directions recording to a memory chip constantly. It would be trivial to add a microphone to the driver's door to record police encounters too. If even 50% of vehicles had this, it would pretty much make all traffic accident trials go a lot quicker as nobody would be able to lie about what happened.
As for me, I haven't been pulled over in years. But next time it happens, I plan on turning on the voice recorder on my iPhone and setting it in the door handle before the officer gets to my car. Not that I expect problems from the officer, but in this day and age it is better to have a recording and not need it, than to need a recording and not have it.
"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." -Plato