Sunday, February 19, 2006

big brother is watching me...

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what do you think? i think this was a great article. it portrays as many sides of the story as it can, and opens quite a few channels of thought. discussion on this is vital. how do you feel about being watched? if the cameras are required, should the government pay for them? does this violate civil liberties, or does it protect law abiding citizens? i would have to read the legislature to make sure it is not fucked, however the idea is a good one. as long as they dont require cameras inside of a private business, it strikes me as prudent.

2 comments:

The Mrs. said...

Do you remember the little girl in FLA that was kidnapped and murdered? The only reason authoritites caught the guy was because he was in full view of a gas station surveilence camera. Putting said cameras outside clubs that are open all hours is necesary for our saftey. But cameras are completly useless if there isnt someone watching them.

staticwarp said...

i definitely agree. video surveillance is an effective tool for catching criminals and also for preventing and deterring crime. law abiding citizens have nothing to fear, although many people are still uncomfortable with the idea. the story you mentioned makes a strong case for this type of surveillance though, and criminals are caught and prosecuted with video evidence every day. i myself am a camera whore so the more i'm on tv (even closed circuit) the better! ^_^