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Eric Garner, Cameras, and Police Brutality

By Chidike Okeem

Although it is true that cameras on police officers will not guarantee justice for victims of police brutality, cameras are still worth every single dime spent on them. Cameras will inevitably impeach the phantasmagoric stories that immoral police officers create to justify their maiming and murder of black citizens. Cameras may not fix the severely broken American criminal justice system, but if they manage to stymie the proliferation of preposterous white supremacist fables about blacks who react to taking bullets as Popeye reacts to eating spinach, they will serve an important societal function.