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Video surveillance is so prevalent that almost everything that one does in public, is recorded in some way or another.  It may not quite be the dystopian future in George Orwell’s book 1984, but video surveillance is certainly a part of life. This week, the parents of two teens saw their teenage sons commit a robbery, and then turned them in, and another story shows NYPD on video surveillance joy riding on the hood of a car.    Surveillance video also shows a police officer accidentally shoot himself in an elevator. Luckily, the injuries were non-life threatening.

Parents turn sons in after seeing store burglary video

The parents of two teens involved in a Fayetteville store burglary have turned their sons in to police after seeing the surveillance footage on the news. Police said Thursday that the parents of 14- and 16-year-old brothers returned home from Watch Night Service, had recorded the evening news, and recognized their sons in the surveillance.

“I’m just glad the parents decided to do the right thing,” said Jesse Hill, the co-owner of Tech Boyz, who provided the surveillance video to ABC11.  Read Article

Surveillance Video Shows NYPD Riding on Hood of Car, Possibly Joy Riding, Before Falling and Hitting Head

Now that New York City police officers have made it clear they are no longer going to be making petty arrests, they apparently needed to find other ways to fill their shifts, including riding on the hoods of patrol cars.

Unfortunately, that left one cop seriously injured Monday morning when the patrol car he was riding on came to a sudden stop, flinging the cop to the street where he hit his head.  So much for officer safety.  Read Article.

Video released of officer’s accidental shooting in OTR elevator

An off-duty police officer accidentally shot himself Saturday night.

Dispatchers said the shooting happened about 8:30 p.m. at the Mercer Garage, near the corner of Mercer and Vine streets, in Over-the-Rhine.

Paramedics responded to the scene and took Officer Darryl Jouett to UC Medical Center, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He was listed in stable condition.

Investigators said it appeared the Jouett’s gun accidentally went off while he was in an elevator.

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