posted on May, 15 2008 @ 11:10 PM
I'm not sure about where you live, but where I've lived people get robbed, kidnapped, murdered, raped, beaten up, carjacked and every perversion you
can imagine in parking lots.
In most cases, a lawsuit against the company is filed and it costs companies big time, so it is in their best interest to keep the security cameras
running to help keep customers feeling safe and to help cover their own butts. Many companies such as WalMart also have security guards patrolling
the parking lot.
You may not be aware of this, but there are a lot of crimes that are solved by law enforcement who can follow suspects as they go about their dirty
deeds getting themselves taped on security cameras.
WalMart and other businesses also lose millions and millions of dollars each year to shoplifters, so having cameras everywhere, inside and out,
combined with plainclothes security officers patrolling the stores helps stores to save big-time buck that would otherwise be lost to criminals.
I'm not fond of being taped in so many locations while going about my business, but since I don't engage in illegal activity and because society is
so overrun with scumbags, I take some comfort in their presence.
My license plate was stolen the other day and in what appears to have been a matter of minutes the thieves ran a red light with my tags attached to
their car and now I and the police have a photograph of the offenders in our possession.
I've always disliked the red light cameras, even though I've never been caught speeding or running a red light. Now, I have to admit that I'm
really glad that the knuckleheads who stole my plates and probably the car they were driving were photographed committing yet another crime.
Of course, I'm the one who has to go to court and prove my innocence and incur the cost and inconvenience of replacing my plates, which, I have to
admit, are free, so I only had to pay a small administrative fee for a temporary tag.