Police departments across the country are now requiring officers to wear body cameras. But a study released in the District of Columbia found that the camera requirement for officers in D.C. has had no significant effect on reducing complaints against officers or police use of force.
After blocking 450 users from his public Facebook page, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and his staff have been criticized for limiting free speech. In response, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland demanded a review of the hundreds of people who were barred from posting on the governor’s page. The group also requested an apology to each user for “publicly maligning them” and a restoration of their posting privileges. Kojo discusses the role of social media in political participation and both sides of the governor’s social media engagement.
- Mileah Kromer Director, Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center and Associate Professor of Political Science, Goucher College; @MileahKromer
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