If this law passes, it is a HUGE step towards limiting freedoms imho.
NYC is a large percentage of u.s. to have a right such as that taken away in one step, it would also set a precedent. I don't see how it can be
constitutional ... but a lot of laws aren't ... so not too far of a stretch either.
Is there a plan like 9/11? They don't want video evidence refuting the official 'story'? It definitely seems shady and counter-productive to
finding a truth to a problem. You would think the more unadulterated video from as many independent sources as possible gives you the most angles and
possibilities of clear shots of the criminals, crimes, and scenes as you can get ...
Oh, wait ... it is also being used to prove cops beating innocent people, people not resisting arrest, and has hindered a totalitarian rule by all
levels of authority, who might have to be held accountable for their actions, instead of being the corrupt elite.
You know ... this recurring corruption of power must get tiring to the world. When the Tokugawa shogunate was overthrown by the imperialists to form
the Meiji government in Japan, it was because those in power were corrupted and took advantage of innocents ... and even after the establishment of
the new system, they had police swordsman that would become corrupt and take advantage of the citizens who were banned from carrying swords (which
also put an end to the legendary samurai). It is sad, that even when good intentions are played out, corruption seeds itself and tends to destroy the
hope, dreams, and liberties of the majority through the power of the few. Every society has had similar events, the people always win in the terms of
absolute history, but many lives are lost in the process ... looks like it may be our unfortunate turn soon to follow the path of government control
by fear and civil unrest. Can we not break the fate of other long-standing governments and empires of destined corruption? It is sad ... and not
the future I was promised growing up in school
We were suppose to be an example of a free society, but, we ended up being no different than any other system ... it just took some time before the
snakes started to steal our rights and happiness ... but we still have time to take it back without bloodshed. Vote or run for office. Speak out,
write letters, print fliers. We need a new Common Sense for the masses.
It may seem like an over-reaction to some ... but how much do you have to give up before it means something more than an inconvenience? No video
cameras in the largest city in the u.s.a. which is also a large tourist attraction in and of itself? Do they expect people to not want to capture
I would like to see them try to implement this ... cameras have a better resolution than video ... it may prove to be the hidden curse in their
mis-judgment. Most digital camera have a video option as well. I am sure they don't expect people not to take pictures ... and most people own
digital cameras for the sheer convenience of using memory sticks/cards. Now, what do they do when there are a million people with 4-16 MP cameras,
taking hundreds of pictures each though out the city, instead of a few hundred camcorders ...
hehe, the public, by mass alone, always wins. It is our freedom, and our popular vote should be able to veto any decision or law put into action ...
if not, it would be enough proof alone to use the constitutional right to remove a non-obeying official(s) immediately from office and clear the books
of unlawful laws.