Memphis NAACP chapter consider pushing for police GPS trackers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — GPS trackers with dashboard cameras attached was one of the topics discussed at a meeting of the Memphis Chapter of the NAACP Sunday evening.

The Memphis Chapter met to discuss, the police shooting Michael Brown; the unarmed, African- American teen in Ferguson, Missouri.

At the meeting, they also discussed putting tracking systems with cameras in police cars.

Witnesses say Brown had his hands up in the air at the time he was shot.

Memphis members of the NAACP tell us why they are considering pushing for cameras and GPS trackers in police cars.

Michael Brown’s funeral is tomorrow in Ferguson, Missouri

12 comments

  • Phil

    …and you reeeeaaaaalllly wonder why our best and brightest, want to go to Austin, Texas, P.D.? What if some truly excellent rookies, just decide that they had rather do something else for a living? Oops. Too late. and….What happens if that Cop in Ferguson, is ruled NOT GUILTY? Still want to raise property taxes to pay for those GPS cameras?

    • Hank Williams Jr.

      Trust me I highly doubt if any officers from Memphis got hired for Texas PD. I was a recruiting tool that most large departments use to inform people about Austin PD. They only hire between 30 and 40 officers for their modified academy and they recruit from around the country not just Memphis. So before you think hundreds of officers are just leaving the department and getting hired straight on is trivial to say the least.

  • Jerry

    I can see having cameras in squad cars but have no idea what a GPS tracker is going to do. Most of the cars today have GPS and MPD has been using portable trackers in some of their vehicles.

  • takenobull

    This was a decent news story but I would have added a little more info to this sentence—> The Memphis Chapter met to discuss, the police shooting Michael Brown; the unarmed, African- American teen in Ferguson, Missouri —————– who had just committed a strong armed robbery and broke the eye socket bone of a police officer who was 18 and a hell of a man.

  • Rude Druid

    The eye socket story is a LIE from Fox News. PERIOD. That is now way beyond dispute, but I’m sure all you teabaggers believe it.

    Darren Wilson sought neither backup nor medical attention.

    Cops should be made to wear copcams. That will solve 80% of the problems. And save a lot of money in lawsuits against cops who will be on their best behavior.

  • poolgirl2

    Yes, police brutality is a problem, but I would challenge critics to ride with a cop for a week & see how they would react to those who challenge policemen on an daily basis. Let them be the ones in imminent danger. Let them be or see the victim of a robbery, a murder, a carjacking, a beating, etc.

    The NAACP needs to stop acting like black people are the only ones profiled, poor, or discriminated against! We all are & their organization is proof that segregation is alive and well, i.e., “colored people”, “black Miss America, Engineers, MBA’s,” etc. There are better ways for the NAACP or anyone else to ensure justice for EVERYONE by working to eliminate crime and its causes. They should support education and skills training, birth control, parental involvement, personal accountability & responsibility! Help reduce poverty by reducing illegal & expensive drug use, single & teen parenting, and ghetto living. But I do not believe only the poor and ignorant commit crimes.

    As I did my errands on Friday, I saw 4 MAJOR jobs being performed–replacing a large concrete driveway, a new roof on a house, house painted, and total landscape redo. All except a couple of the workers were Hispanic/brown people! Nothing against them, THEY WERE WORKING!!! Where are the white and black Americans? Whining about the minimum wage, watching TV, walking & driving down the street talking or texting on their phones, sitting in front of trashed neighborhoods doing nothing, at DHS or a food pantry working on getting yet another handout, planning their next crime to get money, or “sleeping it off.”

    Want peace, WORK for Justice for all, WORK being the operative word.

    Has anyone tried to get their yard cut by a kid lately? It starts there…

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