Houston Matters

What Do We Value More — Our Safety or Our Privacy?

Harris County Commissioners Court is approving District Attorney Devon Anderson’s nearly $2 million plan to purchase hundreds of body cameras for Houston police officers and Harris County sheriff’s deputies. Calls to equip law enforcement with body cameras come in the wake of the police shootings in Missouri and Indiana. We discuss public safety measures that prompt […]

Harris County Commissioners Court is approving District Attorney Devon Anderson’s nearly $2 million plan to purchase hundreds of body cameras for Houston police officers and Harris County sheriff’s deputies. Calls to equip law enforcement with body cameras come in the wake of the police shootings in Missouri and Indiana.

We discuss public safety measures that prompt concerns about privacy. We discuss what we as a society value more — safety or privacy — and then turn to the legal implications of these policies.

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