Body Cameras Worn by Police Officers Are No ‘Safeguard of Truth,’ Experts Say - Prof. Mary Fan quoted
- The New York Times
Michael Brown’s family, on the night of the Ferguson grand jury decision, called for all police in the United States to wear body cameras. Mayor Bill de Blasio, in announcing that some of New York’s police officers would begin wearing them, said “body cameras are one of the ways to create a real sense of transparency and accountability.” And on Monday, President Obama said he would request $75 million in federal funds to distribute 50,000 body cameras to police departments nationwide, saying they would improve police relations with the public.
Los Angeles Schools Win Teacher Sex Suit By Blaming 14-Year-Old Girl - Prof. Mary Fan Quoted
- Huffington Post
The Los Angeles school district on Friday removed a lawyer who successfully defended it in a sexual abuse lawsuit in which he told jurors that a 14-year-old girl who had sex with a male teacher shared responsibility despite her age.
The trial victory spared the cash-strapped district a potentially pricey verdict, but news of the trial strategy and remarks by attorney W. Keith Wyatt that it was a more dangerous decision to cross the street than to have sex with a teacher drew criticism.