In the wake of more police units nationwide using cameras, the Metro Police Department is considering body-mounted cameras. The small clip-on cameras would record police stops and provide accountability in case officers are accused of wrongdoing. The cameras "will help strengthen the public's trust in the department," Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak told the Las Vegas Sun. But the police union disagrees. It says Metro needs to negotiate with the union first, before moving ahead with the cameras. Should Metro have body-mounted cameras? Would they provide more accountability? And are they worth the money? Call 258-3552 during the live show, or comment below.
North Las Vegas wants to use red-light cameras to catch speeding drivers who run the lights. One study says there are fewer fatalities with cameras, and police say it frees them up to pursue other crimes. But critics say the cameras are just there to generate revenue by ticketing speeders. And some camera systems mistakenly ticket innocent drivers. Should we have cameras? Do they make us safer drivers, and are they reliable? And with all this surveillance, are we becoming a police state?