Why Do People Wear Body Cameras?

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The purpose of The Constitution is to establish a federal government with limited power in the USA. The Bill of Rights were requested by the anti-federalists in order to further restrict the government’s already limited power. The people (via the congress) and also The States were allowed to amend the Constitution. Additional Amendments to the Constitution were required to have two-thirds vote to be proposed by the supermajority and three-fourths vote to approve them. In total, there are twenty seven Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. One Amendment I could not live without is first Amendment. It protects the People’s right to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of the people to petition to the government, and freedom of peaceful assembly. This Amendment applies to my daily life in many ways, whether it be my ability to speak out against an unfair rule, or my right to practice…show more content…
This issue is important to me because of the recent (and growing) numbers of people unnecessarily killed by the police. This is becoming a hot and debated political topic amongst Americans, but I believe that police wearing body cameras would benefit everyone. This amendment could however be violated if police officers turn off or abandon their body cameras . If this happens, I believe the officers should undergo thorough investigation and should possibly be fired. A way to amending the Constitution, other than the most common path explained earlier, is for two-thirds of state legislatures to ask Congress to call a convention for proposing amendments. The States send delegates to this convention, where they can propose amendments to the Constitution. Then, three-fourths of the states must ratify an amendment approved by the convention, either by their legislatures or special ratifying
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