Technology alone won’t deliver justice for victims of police abuse

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Brittany Hunter

“Chills run down the spine of anyone who has the stomach to watch the footage of Philando Castile’s death last summer. … This damning footage was revolutionary, or at least, it should have been. There was no valid excuse for the officer involved in the Castile case. There was no opportunity for the live stream footage to be altered and there was no reason to believe that the images in the footage misrepresented or misconstrued the situation. Yet, last week Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of all charges in the death of Philando Castile. Now we are left wondering what can be done if technology is not the great equalizer we had hoped. Technology may not be enough to change the trajectory of our criminal justice system, or at least not as rapidly as many activists had hoped. But that does not mean we are without hope altogether.” (06/26/17)