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"Public Safety Is Too Important To Leave To The Professionals"

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posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 07:05 PM
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“We are at the dawn of a technological arms race, an arms race between people who are using technology for good and those who are using it for ill.”
- Marc Goodman


As the ever-increasing progress in technological breakthroughs gain in momentum second by second, we as individuals and as a society are evermore benefiting but also victimized by the implications, uses and consequences of present and near future technologies.


The world is becoming increasingly open, and that has implications both bright and dangerous. Marc Goodman paints a portrait of a grave future, in which technology's rapid development could allow crime to take a turn for the worse.



Marc Goodman is a global thinker, writer and consultant focused on the profound change technology is having on crime security, business and international affairs.

Over the past 20 years, he has built his expertise in cyber crime, cyber terrorism and critical infrastructure protection working with organizations such as INTERPOL, the United Nations and NATO. Marc frequently consults with global policy makers, security executives and industry leaders on technology-related security threats and has operated in nearly seventy countries around the world.


The reason for posting this is because I'am worried about current and future policies/laws that ultimately will and already do inflict with our privacy and freedom. Mr. Goodman is a very intelligent man and has great knowledge concerning his area of expertise, but I'm not sure if he is aware of the implications of what he asks for:

"Public Safety Is Too Important To Leave To The Professionals"


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"Rather than having a small elite force of highly trained government agents here to protect us all, we are much better off having average and ordinary citizens approaching this problem as a group"


To be honest, I don't like the idea of being watched for suspicious activity by my neighbours, friends, family and those with whom I share my local environment with. What Mr. Goodman is suggesting does not only apply to big groups involved in organized crimes and terrorism, but also you, the individual.



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Internet Eyes

A new internet game is about to be launched which allows 'super snooper' players to plug into the nation's CCTV cameras and report on members of the public committing crimes.

The 'Internet Eyes' service involves players scouring thousands of CCTV cameras installed in shops, businesses and town centres across Britain looking for law-breakers.

Players who help catch the most criminals each month will win cash prizes up to £1,000.
Source

Am I the only one who fears of what may come in the future?







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posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 07:10 PM
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We need to remove these people. We've killed people for a lot less.
This type of surveillance is unacceptable, yes we are in public,
but at what point does this shift into private life like anything else?

offtopic example, locally here in Metro Vancouver we banned smoking at beaches and inside restaurants etc..

it has now given some family who lives next to a smoker here the ability to feel they can restrict smoking in people's personal property now as they are trying to remove his ability to do it, ON HIS OWN PROPERTY.

where do you think this type of perversion is going to lead???



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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in this world its better to rely on ones own skills and ability to keep safe ... never leave it up to others to keep you safe ..



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 07:47 PM
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"Rather than having a small elite force of highly trained government agents here to protect us all, we are much better off having average and ordinary citizens approaching this problem as a group"


That's a rather sweeping statement, from a man who should be aware that some criminals are just too dangerous, and certain materials and evidence are too upsetting for the public to deal with. The government agents are highly trained for a reason.



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 08:44 PM
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"Public Safety Is Too Important To Leave To The Professionals"

Absolutely .

you've people going round and round with blindfolds on . when do the so called professionals who apparently care about public safety going to overhaul the education system ?? and thereby educate people in public safety?
because they are not , they want you to leave ALL your first aid skills to NANNY NURSE as well . # em

they call themselves professionals when they are educated from a system which is NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE


highly trained often means highly confused and highly irritating . quite often , doing things _backwards , making things worse .

zero tolerance policy ?? that is the most fascist sounding crap i ever heard . that is not how you gain respect and it is not how you secure safety , especially that of your staff .
those operating it , on the ground , are slapping _ themselves in the face , constantly .

like the police on the programmes - they wonder why people kick off ?? start threatening people aka zero tolerance , what are you going to get ?

as thick as two short planks they are mere tools , carrying out the evil soundbites of fascists. gtf fascists

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posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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And at the end of this day , and every other day , this institution here you're living in , is called LIFE .
That s a bigger and far far more powerful institution than _yours, whoever you are .
Some people complain , or muse , in their clever little ways , that "Life is not fair" , or "Thats the way it has to be .."
Aha well ,

Those people have still got some learning to do , in life . All they ever learned was half the story . Sad, you know , reallly really very sad . Sad little tools



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 10:12 PM
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Originally posted by XeroOne

"Rather than having a small elite force of highly trained government agents here to protect us all, we are much better off having average and ordinary citizens approaching this problem as a group"


That's a rather sweeping statement, from a man who should be aware that some criminals are just too dangerous, and certain materials and evidence are too upsetting for the public to deal with. The government agents are highly trained for a reason.


Is that so they can # it up while ignoring evidence? You want highly highly trained , I'd invite you to revisit the case of Doctor Harold Shipmann .

250 (cold blooded) murders later , someone , 'the only? professional' actually listened to yet another complaint , from the public .

But he's a GP? Surely not ?



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 10:52 PM
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Originally posted by ZIPMATT

Originally posted by XeroOne

"Rather than having a small elite force of highly trained government agents here to protect us all, we are much better off having average and ordinary citizens approaching this problem as a group"


That's a rather sweeping statement, from a man who should be aware that some criminals are just too dangerous, and certain materials and evidence are too upsetting for the public to deal with. The government agents are highly trained for a reason.


Is that so they can # it up while ignoring evidence? You want highly highly trained , I'd invite you to revisit the case of Doctor Harold Shipmann .

250 (cold blooded) murders later , someone , 'the only? professional' actually listened to yet another complaint , from the public .

But he's a GP? Surely not ?



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 12:22 AM
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for the children's sake we are bitter yes , to the bitter end . the dead ones , the ones who suffered terribly in 'care' . all the many the ones who do not get educated . and then suffer and suffer as a result .
you dont incarcerate me in secret with impunity from the highest powers that be
all of these are safety issues , jealously governed over by so-called professionals

who are these people anyway ? they do the bidding of aliens



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 11:24 AM
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Originally posted by yourmaker
offtopic example, locally here in Metro Vancouver we banned smoking at beaches and inside restaurants etc..

it has now given some family who lives next to a smoker here the ability to feel they can restrict smoking in people's personal property now as they are trying to remove his ability to do it, ON HIS OWN PROPERTY.

where do you think this type of perversion is going to lead???


Interesting case, of course this individual should have every right to smoke on his own property. This is a relatively harmless case but a harbinger of what may come in the near future. Especially when considering the CCTV game where people get rewards to look for crimes. These very people might also be able to look into your lawn with the CCTVs and report any suspicious doings. So much for privacy and the freedom to do whatever you please on your own property.



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