I'm kind of surprised the author didn't point out one big issue with video cameras in public places. Even if the protection of privacy was not an issue, there's a huge distinction between video recording
and video surveillance
. In the case of the Boston Marathon bombings, there really wasn't any surveillance in place at all. If there had been, then steps might have been taken to prevent the attack.
Instead, what we saw in Boston was video monitoring, in which video cameras are put in public places mainly to record what is going on -- without necessarily having anyone watch what the cameras are seeing. The perpetrators were identified after the police and the general public combed through hours of recorded videos and still images.
posted on 05/05/2013 9:29:36 AM PDT
by Alberta's Child
("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
To: Alberta's Child
there really wasn't any surveillance in place at all.
Let's just say that there isn't any 'surveillance' footage that the public has seen.
posted on 05/05/2013 9:36:41 AM PDT
(The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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