And so should all Americans be frightened by these communist tactics. We don't do this in the US!
We don't? I just spent 2 of the past 3 weeks having the ACLU take me picture and writing down my license plate number.AWB
We are in a war.
People with criminal intent tend to appear in crowds such as these anti-war protestors.
These guys in blue might just be protecting these anti-war-protestors from taking the rap for THOSE IN THESE CROWDS ABOUT TO SET OFF BOMBS, DESTROY PROPERTY, AD NAUSEUM.
Freedom really can CUT both ways.
"And so should all Americans be frightened by these communist tactics. We don't do this in the US!"
1. These "tactics" are not exclusive to "communists" but rather used by government all over the world.. from facists to Islamist to democratic republics. Your use of the term "communist" suggests that your argument is so weak that you have to hurl that term as an "insult".
2. There is no expectation of privacy at a protest. None. In fact, you WANT the gov't to know that you are unhappy.
3. This would allow police to accurately identify wrong-doers. What is wrong with that?
There is absolutely NO idea that the gov't will use this to "target" protesters, a la FBI under J.E Hoover.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
" Great Britain has installed more than 1.5 million video cameras in public places in response to domestic attacks by IRA terrorists as well as increasing concerns about violent crime. According to one estimate, the average Londoner is now photographed some 300 times in the course of a typical day."
It doesn't stop the Brits from being the most vivacious protestors on the face of the earth.
Huh???? I have no problem with the feds taking pictures of people at these demostrations. They are in a public venue, publicly protesting. They have ABSOLUTELY NO expectation of privacy here. If you don't want your face associated with this activity, don't show up!
I think the police should have multiple video cameras running at every public event. If there are no problems, good. If there are, then it is just like a dashboard camera, good evidence for court.