Digital Cameras

Minnesota shooting shows police body cameras not used enough – ABC News

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Police and protesters heralded the arrival of the body camera as a critical window into officers’ everyday activities after the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. But as the killing of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis officer over the weekend showed, the technology depends on officers turning on their devices. And often they don’t do so. Officer Mohamed Noor fatally shot 40-year-old Justine Damond on Saturday night while responding to an…

Soyuz liftoff glimpsed by orbiting observer and launch pad cameras – Spaceflight Now

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The launch of a Russian Soyuz rocket July 14 with more than 70 satellites was captured in multiple views from a sharp-eyed orbiting nanosatellite and cameras positioned around the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Russian state space corporation, Roscosmos, released a video clip containing imagery of last week’s blastoff from several cameras placed around Launch Pad No. 31 at Baikonur, where the Soyuz rocket soared into…

Minnesota shooting shows underuse of police body cameras – The Seattle Times

Thursday, July 20, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police and protesters heralded the arrival of the body camera as a critical window into officers’ everyday activities after the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. But as the killing of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis officer over the weekend showed, the technology depends on officers turning on their devices. And often they don’t do so. Officer Mohamed Noor fatally shot 40-year-old Justine Damond on Saturday night while…

Security cameras to be installed on Kyushu shinkansen trains in run-up to Olympics – The Japan Times

Thursday, July 20, 2017

FUKUOKA – Kyushu Railway Co. said Wednesday it will install security cameras on its shinkansen trains running in Kyushu from November to enhance security ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The railway will introduce the cameras in passenger cabins and the decks of the 800 Series shinkansen connecting Hakata in Fukuoka Prefecture, the biggest railway station in Kyushu, and Kagoshima-Chuo Station on the southern tip of the island….

Many BART Trains Are Equipped with Cameras from the 1970s – Government Technology

Thursday, July 20, 2017

(TNS) — All of BART’s rail cars may be outfitted with working cameras, but more than 100 of them feature technology that was current in the 1970s — including some still using the Betamax format, The Chronicle has learned. BART officials say that all of the cameras work, produce usable video and are regularly inspected and replaced when needed. But the officials can’t project when — if ever — they’ll…

What the Minneapolis police shooting tells us about the limits of body cameras – Washington Post

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

After Minneapolis police officers fatally shot an Australian woman who had called 911 over the weekend, her friends, relatives and neighbors wanted to know what happened. Her fiance, in an emotional news briefing this week, pleaded for any answers about how Justine Damond wound up dead. But even though officials on Tuesday gave a brief account of the shooting — saying that officers were startled by a loud noise right…

County Approves Funding for Deputies’ Body-Worn Cameras – NBC 7 San Diego

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a $1 million proposal to distribute body-worn cameras to members of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (SDSO).  Starting in August, the cameras will be worn by deputies patrolling Ramona and Alpine. During this period, deputies will be trained how to use the cameras and fine tune the infrastructure that supports the technology. The rest of the department will be assigned cameras…

Crime Stoppers’ goal: County-wide security cameras – Marshalltown Times Republican

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Now Crime Stoppers is asking for help from Marshall County businesses, individuals and organizations to do even more. The crime-fighting organization established locally in September of 2015, has been contacting Marshall County businesses and individuals recently, asking them to help pay for the installation of security, not-traffic cameras throughout Marshall County to identify perpetrators and deter crime. Crime Stoppers is closing in on its goal, with firm commitments of $20,000…

Minnesota mystery: Why were cameras off during police shooting? – Reuters

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

(Reuters) – Amid public outrage over the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by Minneapolis police, the most persistent question was why officers did not turn on body cameras that could have captured what happened. Experts on police procedure said the most common reasons for failure to turn on cameras nationally were officers’ forgetting or getting caught by surprise, not trying to hide something. The American Civil Liberties Union said…

Murray orders police officers to start wearing body cameras – KING5.com

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Monday signed an executive order requiring all Seattle patrol officers to wear body cameras.  (Photo: KING) On Monday, Mayor Ed Murray signed an executive order requiring all Seattle patrol officers to wear body cameras.   For some officers, the change takes effect almost immediately. The order mandates body cameras on West Precinct bike patrol officers by this Saturday, July 22.  By September 30, all West Precinct…

Sheriff’s deputies will soon wear body cameras – fox5sandiego.com

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to spend more than $1.1 million to outfit sheriff’s deputies with body-worn cameras. According to a county staff report, the cameras will initially be deployed at sheriff’s stations in Alpine and Ramona, with full implementation taking about four or five months. Sheriff Bill Gore said video recorded by camera can show what led up to use of force by…

Minneapolis Officers Failed To Turn On Body Cameras Before Fatal Shooting – NPR

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Minneapolis police are now required to turn on body cameras, like this one seen on a Cleveland police officer, in more than a dozen situations — including traffic stops and prior to any use of force, according to the police department’s Policy and Procedure Manual. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Minneapolis police are now required to turn on body cameras, like this one seen on…

Questions over why Minnesota cops had body cameras off during shooting of Australian woman – Fox News

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Minneapolis police officers who arrived at Justine Damond’s home shortly before she was shot and killed on Saturday did not have their body cameras on — in violation of department policy — and the American Civil Liberties Union wants to know why. Related Image Expand / Collapse Don Damond is comforted by friends and family after making a statement to the press near his home after Minneapolis police officer…

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray orders police to wear body cameras – The Olympian

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Monday ordered the city’s police department to equip patrol officers with body cameras, saying he doesn’t want any more serious uses of force to go unrecorded. The decision, first reported by The Seattle Times , came a month after the absence of video recordings left lingering questions about the police shooting of Charleena Lyles, a pregnant mother who had struggled with mental health issues. The…

Cameras turned off again for White House press briefing – ABC News

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Cameras remained off Monday at the White House press briefing on orders of the Trump administration, sidelining one of daytime television’s most popular features on the same day that ABC announced new digital programming tied to it. The last on-camera White House briefing was on June 29. Following rules set by the White House, news networks only began airing press secretary Sean Spicer’s question-and-answer session until after it was done….

Minneapolis police shooting of Australian woman sparks questions about body cameras – Reuters

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Authorities and activists on Monday questioned why Minneapolis police who fatally shot an Australian woman over the weekend did not have their body cameras turned on during the incident. Justine Damond’s American fiance also wondered about the details of how she was shot. She had called the police to report a suspected sexual assault near her home, fiance Don Damond told reporters outside the home. “We lost…

New Beltway Speed Cameras Installed in Maryland – NBC4 Washington

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

If you’re cruising the Beltway in Maryland in the coming weeks, make sure you’re watching your speed. New cameras have been installed on I-495 near Suitland Road to monitor speed. The cameras will automatically flag drivers traveling 12 or more miles over the 55 mph speed limit. For the next three weeks, the cameras will issue warnings to drivers caught speeding in the area. But come Aug. 7, speeding drivers…

Rebuffing union, Mayor Murray orders Seattle police to begin wearing body cameras – The Seattle Times

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray issued a sweeping executive order Monday directing the Police Department to equip patrol officers with body cameras, one month after the absence of video left lingering questions in the fatal police shooting of Charleena Lyles. Murray took the action amid stalled negotiations with the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild over deployment of body cameras, declaring that additional delays would deprive Seattle residents of a necessary accountability tool…

This Olympus Camera Kit Was Made Entirely Out of Paper – PetaPixel (blog)

Monday, July 17, 2017

Check out this Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera kit. At first glance it may look like it’s ready to be used for a photo shoot, but every single item you see in the set was actually crafted entirely out of paper. The work was created by Japanese paper artist Kamihasami, who spent his spare time over the course of 3 months carefully constructing the equipment. The set includes an Olympus OM-D…