I recently read some news that made me think a little more critically about authority. On the Highlands Today newspaper website they said that as of this week the officers of Lake Placid Florida would began to wear camera’s attached to their uniforms to video record their interactions with civilians on duty. This means that their patrolling, arrest, and other things that they do on their daily rounds will be recorded and under review! This initially made me happy. It made me think of the countless amounts of times where police violence was used specifically on Black people. And then how those cops got a slap on the wrist and/ or got off in court because of “not enough evidence” or some other excuse that was used to hide the system’s main purpose of solidifying the white supremacist mindset it was founded on. But then I thought about it a little harder and this camera, though it seems really positive and theoretically would cut the amount of police brutality down, could also have very bad effects on communities highly concentrated with people of color. One of the ways it could be harmful is that it would not necessarily cut down the amount of police surveillance before the brutality but it would probably do is change who they are surveilling and how much they monitor them. Meaning that now more police officers will be in neighborhoods with people of color taping what they are doing, looking for illegal activities to “bust”. Using those cameras will feed into their confirmation biases and though it might cut down police violence, it might be a new factoring increasing mass incarceration. So I wonder, with the introduction of these cameras to the Lake Placid police officer’s uniform, who are they really surveilling?