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The American Civil Liberties Union has weighed in on uniform-mounted police cameras in a lengthy blog post on its website. The take-away: this has the potential to be good for everyone — if we can make sure the system isn’t abused.

“The challenge of on-officer cameras is the tension between their potential to invade privacy and their strong benefit in promoting police accountability,” writes the organization.

That echoes the position of the New York Civil Liberty Union’s director, Donna Lieberman, whom NBC News interviewed for a report on cop-cams in August. She said then that there’s a lot of potential for good, but we need to tread lightly in how we implement such a wide-reaching system.

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