posted on Nov, 17 2005 @ 01:53 PM
I was only responding to your comment about using those funds to hire more police/troopers if the cameras were only being used as a deterrent.
The stated and publicly accepted need/purpose is, "To Save Lives" [Where have you heard that reason/excuse before?] Monitoring these intersections
and roadways has proven to be an effective and viable method by which to passively cite/fine/prosecute more traffic violators, while at the same time
providing a visible deterrent and a means by which to save lives. Not verbatim by any means nor from anywhere, yet fairly typical of this type
of public service announcements.
In my opinion, Yes these types of video monitoring do serve a positive means and purpose for their stated intent. My concern however is, as is
your's, not their purpose but their capabilities. "[Nah honey ... the camera's not on ..." [j/k]
Make a conscious effort tomorrow from the time you leave the house, go to work, etc. to take note of situations where you are being monitored.
Intersections, highways, tollbooths, banks, ATMs, etc. It's crazy! Even for an average everyday Joe Public it's like and episode of "And here is
your life ..."
Now they've thrown the terrorist threat into the safety soup and video monitoring has escalated dramatically. Today we have City cams, Subway
cams, Sidewalk cams, Streetlight Cams, Bridge cams, Highway cams, Tollway cams and on and on and on ...
[edit on 11/17/2005 by 12m8keall2c]