opened the floodgates for "... on a computer" patents
followed by new patents on the same old ideas for "... on the web", "... on a smartphone", etc.
The cameras are likely to "accidentally" break anyway
The won't be "accidentally" breaking when the perp is actually being belligerant, which is most of the time there is an incident. If we were to posit that the cop is telling the truth in the Michael Brown case, the weeks of disruption, rioting, looting, vandalism, and arson could have been obviated by the timely release of the video.