Which side are they on?
When members of the Boston Police Camera Action Team made the case for body-worn cameras during a City Council hearing a month ago, councilors Tito Jackson and Charles Yancey expressed their support in no uncertain terms. But many other councilors expressed a mixture of ambivalence and support, leaving some doubt as to where they stood on the issue.
Now BPCAT has made it possible for body cam supporters to track where their councilors stand on the issue. The question listed on the website is “Do you support body cameras on Boston police officers?” The councilors’ positions (yes, no, maybe, undecided) are listed in a spreadsheet and on a pie chart. Check their site for an up-to-date accounting of where the councilors are at. It’s an election year!
With yeses from five of the thirteen councilors, BPCAT supporters are two votes shy of the seven they would need for the measure to pass.