I believe that body cameras should be worn and that increased accountability for police officers should be implemented. However, a universal mandate for such cameras may carry far fewer benefits than we anticipate. It alienates our trust in our officers; we could instead increase training regimen and hold our officers to stricter requirements to improve their performance. It would be a terrible burden on the taxpayer, and replacing cameras with better training could prove to be more effective and perhaps even cheaper. Finally, there is a small right to privacy that should be considered. If we were to make body cameras a choice instead of a mandate, this could more easily reveal the "bad apples" of the police officers. Who are you more apt to vindicate following a violent altercation: the officer with the body camera or the officer without one whose word we must depend on? One who chooses not to where the camera certainly might not be a poorly performing officer, but it may reveal a reluctance to show their true colors.