posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:18 AM
The problem is, cameras are used for Law Enforcement, that is, after the crime to find the guilty.
They are not used to prevent crime although that is usually what they are lauded for.
Police used to be about prevention as much as enforcement.
With all the hype, one could e forgiven for imagining a battalion of coppers all watching the video screens and sending patrols in either during a
crime or before a crime.
Sadly that is not what happens. After the crime is reported, they view the recorded video to find out who did it.
The cameras do not prevent crime, they just help to catch the guilty and throw them in prisons for profit.
The fact that they can be used for many other purposes including infringing on your privacy is wrong.
Give the Police some new toys and watch them find ways to abuse the implied trust.
Can someone tell me, if these cameras are in use, why can't ordinary citizens access the feed. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.
There would be a lot less police and government misuse of powers if we could watch as well.
Sadly, when you need the video to prove wrong doing by the police, it is always a case of glitchy or broken cameras or accidentally wiped hard drives.
Hmm, where oh where have we heard that one before.
edit on 26/7/2014 by pheonix358 because: (no reason given)