CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2014 |
Cameras installed inside Los Angeles County jails have been a powerful tool in vetting allegations of deputies abusing inmates, according to a watchdog report released Thursday. For years, critics of the Sheriff's Department's jails pushed the department to install cameras in the lockups since independent witnesses are rarely present when deputies use force. In 2011, following an onslaught of inmate abuse allegations, the department began installing hundreds of cameras. The report released by the agency's civilian monitor Thursday found that the footage has helped to exonerate deputies who were falsely accused and build cases against those who break the rules.
March 3, 2014 |
Scientists have strapped cameras onto free-swimming sharks, capturing a shark's-eye view of their underwater world. The footage from 14 tiger sharks, six Galapagos sharks, five sandbar sharks, five bluntnose sixgill sharks and a prickly shark is the first to be taken of sharks, by sharks in their natural environment. One clip from a camera attached to a male sandbar shark show the pursuit of a female; another shows its wearer's point of view as it meets up with dozens of other sharks in a mixed group - including sandbars, oceanic blacktips and scalloped hammerheads - and swimming together for most of the day. The discoveries, presented last week at the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, reveal the complex daily lives of these fierce, sharp-toothed swimmers in their natural environment. “I was really amazed by all the images we got back,” said lead author Carl Meyer, a marine biologist at the University of Hawaii.
March 18, 2010
Paul Greengrass' films are known for kinetic action and lightning-quick editing, and his latest, the Iraq war thriller "Green Zone," is no exception. Greengrass and cinematographer Barry Ackroyd shot the action sequences in long, continuous takes with multiple cameras that had staggered start times, so one camera would be filming while another was reloading. "This allowed the actors to inhabit their environments more fully," explained editor and co-producer Christopher Rouse, who had to then break the raw footage down into categories (coverage of a single character, for instance)
November 24, 2004
Re "Nurses Find Hidden Cameras at Hospital," Nov. 18: I would like to ask the administrators at the Good Samaritan Hospital if it was their intention to post signs in the nurses break room to inform them they were under surveillance, then why did they feel the need to hide the cameras? GPS in our cars, cameras in our break rooms, what we record on TiVo sold to advertisers: Where will it all end? Maggie Hittinger RN Anaheim
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1999
In your March 10 article about cameras at railroad crossings, you stated that a train going 79 miles per hour would take three seconds to travel the length of three football fields. At that speed it would take 7.7 seconds to do it. To travel three football fields in three seconds, the train must be traveling at 204.55 mph. CARLOS J. ROZO, La Palma
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1999
Re "Cameras at Intersections Erode Right to Privacy," Ventura County Perspective, Jan. 31. Apparently Kent Williams has never been in an accident caused by someone running a red light. About a year ago, a person ran a red light and severely damaged the front of my automobile. Fortunately, no one was injured. A little mathematics shows that if the accident had occurred 0.4 seconds later, my car would have been hit in the passenger door. A broadside collision would certainly have resulted in severe injuries, even death.