JR East considers providing wearable cameras to station staff


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on the whole, cameras don't prevent crime I think, but the video record certainly is useful after the fact. both of these points are amply attested to by the large number of stories on JT about criminals and idiots being tracked down by searching street surveilleance footage of one sort and another.

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By providing such cameras, the company wants to reduce the risk of its workers becoming victims of violence or a crime, 

Sorry, JREast, you've confused "Cameras" with "Magic-dust" here. This is like saying, "we have made murder illegal, so now there won't be any more murder" ridiculous deluded childish thinking.

The cameras will help WHEN there is violence or a crime, it will not PREVENT such a thing.

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Then we can see them doing things we don't want to see or crimes they themselves do?

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i second diagonalslip, cameras won't prevent crimes and will just help authorities gain evidence. If you want to prevent crimes from happening aboard trains, then train your staff for such scenarios and/or request for train marshals to be embedded with the passengers at every trip. I think the NPA can spare some of its plain clothes people.

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So actually, the Train Station Staff will be working for the Police at the end of the day in that the Train Station Staff record all of the evidence that the Police can use to catch the criminals. I hope the Train Station Staff are paid double for their detective work.

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What? You want train staff to wear body cams in case they get into an altercation? Why not just outfit platforms, stations and trains with cameras? In fact, shouldn't this already be a thing? Another absurd solution from Japan. This is not going to minimize any potential scuffles between passengers and train staff.

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I like the idea of staff having them for their own protection. I once heard this older Japanese male passenger berating two younger female staff. His tone was just nasty. I finally stood up, turned around, and stared him down until he shut up. I felt so sorry for these young ladies; nobody should be subjected to that.

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I think most of this violence against staff comes from the sense of entitlement I see a lot in Japan. I would absolutely hate to work in any service industry here. Have seen so many people at convenience stores and restaurants berated while bowing and apologizing repeatedly. Especially the younger they are. "The customer is God" type thinking is still very much alive.

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Not really news yet. They are still “considering”.

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Uh oh.

Does this mean no more sleeping, games or tik tok while driving the train?

Just make sure the cameras aren't in their shoes, or else theres gonna be more problems.

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In their shoes? Or are those just for off duty policemen?

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I am sure there are going to be scenario where there has been an altercation, but when reporting it to the police or someone, it can be one persons word against another persons word, in these cases it can make the differance.

The other thing is there any data protection involved here? the last thing we need is staff/employees uploading images of the altercation onto YouTube or tick Tok just to earn a few more bucks.

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