Analysis 1.1: Understanding Rhetorical Structure
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Arizona bills require police to wear body cameras
What is happening in the Old Pueblo? Tucsonan’s all over the city are in a state of distress over the recent but dramatic crime wave that has struck the City. “In the wake of several high-profile police shooting deaths, two bills have been introduced in the Arizona Legislature this session calling for all law-enforcement officers to wear body cameras,” ( Patrick McNamara para. 1). The real question on many citizens’ minds is “to who are these bills really protecting and how are we benefiting?” In response Rep. Reginald Bolding, ...view middle of the document...
Although most law enforcement departments are in sync with the idea of being equipped with body cameras, Pima County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Chris Nanos questioned the value of outfitting deputies with cameras when such a small number of the estimated 150,000 annual public contacts deputies make generate complaints. He adds on the cost of these cameras will impact the Sheriff’s Department, “the department estimates the costs of cameras, data storage and processing of records requests at $8 million to $10 million per year!” He goes on to explain how the 1,200 needed just for deputies and correctional officers, estimated would cost 1.3 million dollars just for the cameras. A second bill, by Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, sets some guidelines for what police can and can’t record. In case being private matters concerning domestic violence and child abuse. Seeing that some recordings will in fact be “private” these recording will not be a form of public record but the recordings can will be only viewed under a court order. As if that is reason enough to hold your breath.
The possibility of police daily accumulating volumes of new digital information presents a potential problem for local governments stated Chief Deputy Nanos as well as Chief Information Officer Jesse Rodriguez confirming that “Tucson growth expands by 20 percent every year” officer Rodriguez goes on to explain how if the department (TPD) starts to accumulate high-definition hundred hour videos, this will ultimately overwhelm the department and they will be forced to outsource to a private sector company that specializes in digital archiving. Which plainly put, will...