AFRICANGLOBE - As expected, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law a body-camera legislation that essentially defeats the purpose of having body cameras in the first place. Everybody is sick of police officers murdering Black people and using excessive force and not being held accountable. Body cameras are a way to hold police accountable. A bunch of local governments started ordering body cameras and devising sensible policies for how and when body camera footage should be released to the general public. Then a bill surfaced this session that gives near-complete authority over the release of those videos to the police department—the very people body cameras are meant to hold accountable.