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Pastor Killed in South Carolina Church Shooting Bridged Faith and Politics

When Clementa Pinckney stepped to the well of the South Carolina Senate chamber in April, fellow legislators expected him to lobby for funding of police body cameras. But the charcoal-suited Pinckney, speaking in the rich, deliberate tone that was his calling card, set aside almost any mention of politics or

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Senator Tim Scott Helps to Push Funding for Police Body Cameras Forward in Congress

In the wake of Ferguson, Mo., and seemingly endless national stories about police brutality, an effort to fund and support police body cameras has a real chance of becoming law. And it's being moved by a Republican-controlled Congress with Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) leading the charge.   (more…)

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Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Plan to Shield Body Camera Footage from Public Faces Scrutiny

The chairman of the D.C. Council’s Judiciary Committee said Wednesday that he would not back a proposal to withhold video recorded by police body cameras from the public, adding a stumbling block to Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s plan to outfit all patrol officers by the end of the year.  (more…)

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