2: Police Body Cameras in Boston

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Segun Idowu and Shekia Scott founded what they call "a pop-up organization" called BPCAT - Boston Police Camera Action Team. Its purpose is to help craft and guide the legislation in Boston around body-worn cameras for officers. In this conversation, Segun shares why they created this group, what its goals are and why he believes that "pop-up organizations" are the future.

Instead of creating an organization that lives indefinitely and requires the staffing, fundraising and infrastructure to sustain itself, a pop-up organization is leaner, is intended to only exist for a short period of time and has very explicit goals. This conversation is a great look into how city government works, how good intentions aren't always enough and why legislative details really matter.