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How the Melissa Click case highlights tensions around police body-cam footage

It was two snippets of video that ended up costing Melissa Click her job last week.

Click shot from obscurity to infamy in November when, while employed as an assistant professor of communications at the University of Missouri in Columbia, she was caught on tape calling for “some muscle” to remove a student videographer from a public space during a campus protest.

When the university’s Board of Curators voted to fire Click on Feb. 25, that episode was listed as part of the reason—but only part. Continue…