Praise Citizen Right to Record Police Interactions

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Target: Connecticut Governor, Dan Malloy

Goal: Thank state for equipping officers with body cameras and allowing citizens to record police.

In a successful effort to restore faith in authority, Connecticut police officers will now wear body cameras at all times. This will include State University police and even grants citizens the right to record all police interactions without interference. Thank Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy for his effort in restoring trust between officers and citizens.

The introduction of body cameras and the right to record police have been a constant source of heated debate. In recent years, bystanders have recorded police interactions that have made headlines and significantly contributed to just punishment inflicted on either party. Citizens now maintain the right to record any and all police interactions, and any officer that attempts to keep an event from being recorded can face legal repercussions.

Perhaps just as significant is the introduction of state-funded body cameras required for all officers to wear. The cameras will place pressure on police to act only in accordance with the law and prevent the abuse of power. The ability to review a recording of an event will assist officers, as well as the public, in properly identifying and prosecuting guilty parties.

This measure seeks to renew the public’s faith in authority by creating a significant level of transparency between the two. Please sign this petition to thank Governor Malloy for enabling a solution sure to improve the relationship between the public and the authorities that seek to protect them.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Malloy,

Connecticut has taken a huge step forward to repair the damaged relationship between police officers and the public. All officers are now equipped with body cameras and the public reserves the right to record interactions with authorities—significant changes that will positively impact us all.

Officers now have a constant reminder to act in accordance with their training, rather than enjoying the leniency to abuse power. This will improve the efficiency of officers and cut down on cases of police brutality, not to mention the piece of mind many citizens may now enjoy.

Similarly, the public can safely record police interactions without fear of being arrested or worse. This initiative reminds citizens that we reserve rights that may not be taken away.

I commend Connecticut for its efforts to protect both police officers and the public and I am sure this will pave the way for more states to follow suit.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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