Even more random links

Wearing a Badge, and a Video Camera
"Even with only half of the 54 uniformed patrol officers wearing cameras at any given time, the department over all had an 88 percent decline in the number of complaints filed against officers, compared with the 12 months before the study, to 3 from 24." I wonder how much the complaint rate varies year to year without the program change.
Alleged fugitive Matthew Oliver caught after commenting on his own wanted picture on Pasco Sheriff's Office Facebook page
Strangely it seems that they sent someone out to arrest him after it seems that they verified the alibi he provided on Facebook - i.e. he was in the hospital at the time of the crime. Seems silly to arrest him (at his home apparently) after verifying the alibi rather than cancelling the warrant.
N.Y. City Council to cops: Don’t describe suspect’s gender, race, age
"The union is warning that under this proposal, police would be able only to issue alerts for wanted suspects based on the color of clothing — or else face the risk of a profiling lawsuit." Somehow I don't think that this is likely to make for very effective policing. I wonder if this has something to do with NYC mayor Bloomberg's comments that "I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little." Bloomberg's justification? "Eighty seven percent of all stops last year were for blacks or latinos, who constituted 90 percent of murder suspects, according to city stats. Only nine percent of stops were for white people, who made up 7 percent of all murder suspects."
Join Wall Street. Save the world.
"Jason Trigg went into finance because he is after money — as much as he can earn. ... Why this compulsion? It’s not for fast cars or fancy houses. Trigg makes money just to give it away. His logic is simple: The more he makes, the more good he can do." Somewhat strangely to me the article highlights as motivation philosopher Peter Singer (whose name bring more to mind his advocacy of legalized infanticide).