Spady: Should elected politicians have to wear police body cams too?

Aug 15, 2019, 7:27 AM | Updated: Aug 16, 2019, 9:21 am
Body cams...
A police body camera. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

With a visible lack of interest in public debate and honest discussion in both Olympia and Seattle, we believe a change is needed to remind our politicians that they work for us instead of special interest dollars. The message from the little swamp is simple: You’re getting an income and capital gains tax in 2020, even if you don’t want it.

What do we do when politicians stop listening? We start watching!

Should police use facial-recognition technology on body cameras?

Yes, what we need in Washington is body cams and live-streams of our politicians at work in Olympia and King County, so we can see the real debate happening behind closed doors.

It may seem like a radical idea, but it’s not as out of the ordinary as you might think.

Consider police body cams. They have been all the rage in political circles for the last decade. The police are public servants. With the advent of 5G LTE and cloud computing, I propose we take it to the next level. We should implement daily live-streams of our elected public servants while they represent us.

Political activist Tim Eyman, the man behind $30 car tabs and I-1082, which would put term limits on new taxes, joined The Saul Spady Show to help brainstorm the body camera initiative.

“What are they doing to us now is they’re proposing to pay-per-mile so they can track all your movements,” he said. “They’re trying to make sure that they get you every chance they get. It’s essentially having the government in your passenger seat of your car looking for that moment when you step out of line so that they can mail you a ticket for doing something wrong. Why can’t we be in the passenger seat of every politician? Being able to track their every movement because their movements are costing us a heck of a lot of money.”

Tacoma store using facial recognition technology

Get ready politicians — you’ve been on our clock, but now you are going to be on our watch! Let’s get these streams LIVE. It’s time to hold our politicians accountable!

Stay tuned to the Saul Spady Show as we continue to push this idea, and others like it everyday from 6-9 a.m. on AM 770 KTTH

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Spady: Should elected politicians have to wear police body cams too?