posted on Apr, 12 2005 @ 11:54 AM
From Silent Sentries
, by Richard Brooks, in the Press Enterprise today.
"Love them or hate them, police surveillance cameras likely are coming to a corner near you as the technology improves and citizens adjust to the
notion, experts say.
The trend towards CCTV monitoring by police has spread from cities such as London and Jerusalem to some in the US .
In Redlands (CA), where CCTV cameras are credited with helping to eliminate burglaries and thefts at the city's airport, police plan to install
more in public places to watch everything from freeway onramps and stripmalls to construction sites and the streets that border
isolated orange groves."
I'm all for stopping criminals from doing crimes, and protecting lawful citizenry. My concern is what the ones employing the cameras and police will
define as criminal activity in attempts to limit constitutional liberties.
The State of CA did a big study on this a while back, lots of interesting angles in it.
Public Video Surveillance