posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 07:43 AM
Originally posted by elevatedone
reply to post by foremanator
You have no idea of my knowledge of history or anything else for that matter.
I just have nothing against the police and never give them a reason to suspect me of anything.
Walking around during the late hours of the night, in an area known for prosititution gives them probable cause to stop an question, in my opinion.
It has nothing to do with this particular instance, the problem with this is where it can lead. Saying it is okay to watch your every move in the
street, leads to more and more surveillance. You are giving the police permission to do something that they would arrest you for doing! They are
violating laws that are already in existence if done by others.
In the US, probably UK, we have stalking laws that prohibit people from following someones every move. It's not only intrusive to ones privacy, but
down right irritating no matter who is doing it! Police are intended to provide security, not surveillance, to citizens paying them for it. The
decision, as well as funding, to install cameras on every street corner should be made by those same citizens and only by them. These are things
citizens should recognize as warnings, not necessities. These are signs of repression and control, not freedom.
People that are mistaken in what role the police and lawmakers are to play are foolish. Your mass ignorance is what allows this to happen and sadly
the few that understand this fact must too pay the price. We have reached a disturbing level of this idiocy and those watching you know it.
It matters little what your personal opinion of the police may be? Law abiding citizens should be free to walk around anywhere they please at anytime
they choose. Free from having to explain themselves to anyone, especially the civil servants they employ. I would want it to be crystal clear to the
security I employ that even asking me the time of day is out of line and prohibited. Don't concern your services toward anything but my comfort and
safety while I'm abiding the laws agreed upon. Treat everyone with the utmost respect until given reason otherwise. That is their role to play and
ours to enforce. Don't ever forget it!