- Posted August 13, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Black Lives Matter protests (2014)
Michael Brown Inspires "CHRISTIANS FOR COP-CAMS"
The recent police killing of an unarmed Michael Brown in St. Louis has certainly inspired the usual racist and hateful comments one has come to expect from such faceless sources as Facebook. Refreshingly, however, it has also inspired the creation of a Facebook page called "CHRISTIANS FOR COP-CAMS"
Their stated mission is to put a lapel camera on every policeman in America. This does seem to be a growing trend accross America as police recognize their benefit in cases of "questionable" officer -involved shootings such as this one. They also belive that, at only $900 a camera, - most local churches alone could fund this welcome addition to our men in blue.
When asked if only Christians need apply to this group, the founder, Donald Pineda, stated that the group is open to all "good-people"and that the word "Christian" is used only to emphasize that we are a caring and prayerful group who with God's help will effect this paradigm shift in our Police forces around America and beyond" He further stated that no one can stop all shootings but that we can "certainly help stop any careless ones that we are paying for as tax-payers while protecting our policemen at the same time"." A camera can only help."