Please notice something in this thread...
It seems cameras are there for AFTER the crime, not to prevent it.
Cameras dont prevent anything, 7-11's still get robbed and so do banks, and people by now KNOW there are cameras at those places. so what is the
camera REALLY for?
Its for after the fact...to try and give law enforcement another tool to make the bust and more evidence to seal the case with.
BIG BROTHER HAS ARRIVED!!!
A Camera cant jump off the roof and stop some perv from walking off with a kid....and unless someone is actually WATCHING live, which is rare, that
tape wont be played and examined until HOURS after the incident when its called into question on IF it caught anything.
The government can/is putting cameras into public places, private companies are putting them up on private property, where is the camera free zone?
where is my right as a citizen to be left alone, not illegally put under survailaince (for no reason), and where is our expectation that we are
innocent until proven guilty? I.E. why do 95% of the population lose these rights based on the deeds of a few? Why must i be watched when ive NEVER
commited a crime (other than speeding and small things like that)
You do know that these "security" cameras, the good digital ones with full pan/tilt/zoom and hi def, like say traffic cameras can be used to violate
your privacy by say....zooming in thru your apartment windows? I know ive seen people do this and have caught people getting dressed etc.
If you like your windows opened and curtains pulled back for the view and the breeze, just think that someone, somewhere, MIGHT be looking right at
you from blocks away!!!
Where is our citizens rights being considered here,and who could even begin to enforce this? how would anyone ever even know?
What about private cameras being used for personal reasons, I.E. spying on a spouce or problem neighbor from your work cameras?
These cameras are soo wide open for abuse yet we rush ahead before thinking about any ramifications in order to cut crime? to cut property loss is
more important than citizen rights of the majority of law abiding citizens?
Dont sell yourself out to big brother for anything, let alone the ILLUSION of security and crime prevention.
[edit on 14-9-2004 by CazMedia]