posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 09:56 AM
reply to post by MidnightTide
For starters, cameras are already everywhere! They're already in every ATM machine, every bank, every convenience store, every Walmart... Hell,
they're already inside & outside of most every commercial business in America and in a great deal of our homes as well. Not to mention the fact that
almost everyone has a camera in their pocket in the form of a cell phone.
Just recently, (Feb., 22, 2013) a lone robber entered the local Walmart where I live and held up the IBC Bank branch located inside. Schools were
locked down, DPS helicopters were in the air and a full-blown manhunt was underway. As you can tell from this article, in the beginning details
surrounding the robber/robbery were sketchy.
ROCKPORT - It's business as usual now inside the Walmart in Rockport after a robbery at the IBC Bank branch inside the store just after 3 this
afternoon. The schools right across the street from the store were locked down as police on foot and in a DPS helicopter searched the area.
Police say a white male, about 5'8" tall, walked into the store where he waited in line at the bank. When called up by the teller he let them know
they were being robbed. We do not know if the guy was armed or just handed the teller a note.
Thanks to video surveillance footage provided by both Walmart and IBC Bank and the tips that were called in to our local police depts. after airing
the footage, (on Feb, 26 2013) just 4 days after the crime was committed, the lone gunman was captured in a nearby city.
The footage from the IBC Bank cameras provided a very clear picture of the robber's face, the fact that he did indeed use handgun and a good picture
of what he was wearing, while the Walmart parking lot footage provided a clear picture of the taxi cab he used to flee the scene.
ROCKPORT — Federal and local authorities about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of robbing the International Bank of
Commerce in Rockport Friday, police said.
Detectives received numerous tips that led them to the Granbury man in Aransas Pass, according to a news release from Rockport Police Department.
While cameras don't always prevent crime directly, the fact that this criminal was captured and taken off the streets so quickly makes us all safer
in the long run. Who knows if his next robbery would have gone off without someone being shot?
Bottom line, when you're in public spaces, you should have no reasonable expectation of privacy. Hence the term "public spaces."