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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - June 8, 2015, Altoona, Pennsylvania Bellwood Antis Juniata Valley prep for opponents of Hara wins Tony for Best t actress for a the King and in murderers out of new York prison w w a non Facebook Altoona Mirror is 75? twitter i Moi subscribe 946 7480 a copyright 2015 v i web monday police technology connect extra layer of Protection Bedford police officers among first in area to use body cameras by Ryan Brown students flee their hands raised As a police officer shouts a shots in the Crisp High definition you a normally find on a television you ran see his hands gripping his pistol As he enters a darkened room. A freeze police a an officer yells before another Volley of shots. Its not a real shooting. Its a video demonstration for a police body camera a piece of technology departments across the country Are adopting in Masse. A i think that in the future this is going to be Standard police issued Bedford Borough police chief Jim Sigler Little larger than a stick of gum and barely noticeable when clipped to an officers dark uniform a body camera ran mean the difference Lief Ween dropped charges and a conviction. Pushed increasingly in the Wake of controversial police killings it can also mean the difference Between a murky accusation and a Clear civil rights violation. The devices still raise con Cerns particularly in Pennsylvania where Laws restrict their use. But one by one local departments Are weighing the benefits and buying body cameras for the first time. A a in a say about a half dozen departments have contacted us a said Bedford Borough police chief Jim Sigler whose department was among the first in the Region to adopt the cameras. A i think that in the future this is going to be Standard police issued documenting evidence since buying their cameras with county drug forfeiture Money earlier this year Bedford a police have served As an example to neighbouring departments curious about the new technology. I St week Sigler showed off one of the cameras sleek and Black it can record two hours of footage and upload the video to a department computer. See cameras Page a3 All Access now included with your paid subscription june 8, 2015 leaders demand asset Law Reform a. Police can take property believed to be connected to a crime by Andrew staub a Independent Harrisburg retired maj. Neill Franklin oversaw More than a dozen drug task forces that used civil asset forfeiture Laws to seize millions in property. But by the late 1990s, Franklin who worked for the Maryland state police began to think something was wrong with the system. A basically we held this Guys car for Ransom and then made Money off of giving it retired maj. Neill Franklin Franklin was reviewing paperwork from a Case on Maryland a Eastern Shore. Police had seized a Many a car and it was suspected the car was used in drug deals. But the owner was never charged with a crime. The Man wanted the car Back so he could get to work and police agreed to return it As Long he paid storage and administrative fees of a couple Hundred dollars Franklin said. It Cost nothing to Park the car on a police lot. A basically we held this Guys car for Ransom and then made Money off of giving it Back. A said Franklin who is now fighting for National civil asset Reform As executive director of Law enforcement against prohibition which opposes the War on drugs. Franklin visited the Pennsylvania state Capitol on wednesday and joined a diverse coalition calling on lawmakers Here to Reform the system. See Reform Page a6 woman 96, keeps seniors Active Waite leading fitness class at Tyrone Center by Walt Frank Wfrank Altoona Mirror. Com Tyrone a Edith Waite wanted to participate in an exercise program but she did no to want to drive to Altoona. So in 2000, Waite at the age of 81, helped Start an exercise program at the Northern Blair senior Center. A a physical therapist from spotlight Community treasure Tyrone Hospital was sent to teach us the program and stayed with us for six weeks. There were five of us. I am very proud it started from our five people a Waite said. A she the therapist stay any longer the Hospital was paying her. Of we wanted to keep it the program they needed someone to take it Over and she was looking at me. No one else would do it but i said of i would do it but i needed help a Waite said. Fifteen years later at the age of 96, Waite remains one of the leaders of the program now called healthy Steps in motion which is held three mornings a week. See Waite Page a5 Edith Waite 96, leads the healthy Steps in motion fitness class at the Northern Blair senior Center in Tyrone. Waite started the program in 2000 so she did no to need to drive to Altoona. Mirror photo by . Cavrich a Check off before you take off express sane no appointment Stop Ini located at the Courtesy Chrysler Dodge jeep Nissan store 3100 pleasant Valley blvd., Altoona a 888-530-3022 a a Complete Oil amp filter change a air filter Check Battery tested All for a top off am fluids $2,4 coolant Check a Standard Multi Point inspection j air conditioning service 29.95 a coolant system flush 99." classifieds comics Legal notices c3-6 of g3 obituaries a6 opinion c2 puzzles d4 sports by -6 sudoku c4 7 22910 00050 a Mirror photo by Gary m Baranec a Bedford Borough police officer demonstrates one of the body cameras that the department uses. The department was among the first in the Region to use body cameras to record possible evidence and crime scenes

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