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The LAPD has taken another step toward being the nation's largest law enforcement agency to put body cameras on officers, but it didn't happen without an argument. The Police Commission says they'll provide clarity in controversial incidents and greater accountability. The ACLU agrees with the goal but says the Commission's policy "will likely do more harm than good."

Also, remember when Californians voted against same-sex marriage? We hear how Prop 8 led to today's hearing at the US Supreme Court. 

Producers:
Sasa Woodruff
Gideon Brower

New Rules for Body Cams at the LAPD 11 MIN, 1 SEC

The Los Angeles Police Commission today approved new rules for the LAPD to equip its officers with body cameras.  There was a dispute about the rules, but the new policy passed by a vote of three to one. Kate Mather was there for the LA Times.

Guests:
Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times (@katemather)
Kristi Sandoval Eckard, LA Police Protective League (@lappl_sandoval)

More:
'Press Play' interview with the ACLU's Peter Bibring on body cameras

A Look Back at the Legal Battle over Prop 8 7 MIN

On today's To the Point we heard about today's arguments before the US Supreme Court, which is being asked to throw out laws against same-sex marriage in four states. In 2008, California voters approved Prop 8, which defined marriage as only between a man and a woman. Prop 8 then went on a long and tortured journey through the federal courts. Ted Boutrous, with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, represented same-sex plaintiffs in a case that overturned it.

Guests:
Ted Boutrous, Gibson Dunn (@BoutrousTed)
Douglas NeJaime, UCLA Law School (@WilliamsPolicy)

More:
'Press Play' interview with David Savage on gay marriage at the Supreme Court

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