I think most of the people have a bit of a misunderstanding of the term "Anti-Social Behaviour".
Anti Social Behaviour is classed as people who behave...basically, like absolute prats. Urinating in the street, causing fights, causing disorder,
vandalism...All all of these are crimes individually, they come all under the umbrella of anti-social behaviour.
Don't worry kids, you can still wear your Cradle of Filth t-shirt with the offensive slogan on it walk down the street and not be arrested. While an
offence under the Public Order Act, you'd be hard pressed finding a copper willing to drag you in for that.
Look at the flip coin, you get mugged. You report it to the police straight away, CCTV operators have witnessed it and are following the offenders
via the CCTV. The offenders get caught. Sure, you've got a bloody nose, but at least they wont attack anyone else that night, or maybe even
I'm sure without CCTV even if you reported the incident, the chances of catching the culprits are minimal. Even with good descriptions. What then?
It's all the Police's fault. They don't do enough, their useless, etc.
Where's the happy medium?
The only reason you have to fear CCTV is if your out there doing naughty things. Yeah, have a grumble about it, no-one likes being watched. I'm
sure it's a psychological thing anyway, the CCTV operators aren't following your every move...I know it's hard to believe, but your not *that*
Edit: I really don't see what the probelm is with broadcasting this on a public channel either! Do you object to me watching people watching past
my window where I live? Completely the same principle!
[edit on 13/1/2006 by FactoryLad]