Baltimore Surveillance Network


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BryanP
June 11, 2004, 11:30 AM
Downtown Baltimore to get massive surveillance network. (http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-te.md.cameras10jun10,0,2211108.story?coll=bal-local-headlines)

For those who say "Just because the Brits are doing it doesn't mean it could ever come here."

Of course it's all in the name of Homeland Security.

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Ham Hock
June 11, 2004, 01:41 PM
"Believe" and just in case you don't, we're going to tape ya!

DesertEagle613
June 11, 2004, 02:57 PM
I don't really see a problem. If the surveillance is restricted to public areas, it is perfectly legal. The tricky part is making sure it stays restricted...

The other tricky part is that this makes repealing stupid laws even more necessary, but that should happen anyway.

carpettbaggerr
June 11, 2004, 06:53 PM
I'm having trouble seeing the problem with surveillance cameras. How is it different from having lots of cops walking around?

Remember, it was a camera which caught Joe Smith when he abducted Carlie Brucia in Sarasota FL.

Jrob24
June 11, 2004, 09:50 PM
I'm having trouble seeing the problem with surveillance cameras. How is it different from having lots of cops walking around?

Because we don't want to be treated like sheep that need to be constantly monitored and herded around.

When people get used to being watched they believe more that big brother is watching/"protecting" them. Individual responsiblity takes a hit because big brother is taking care of you and you become more dependent on the government. People will wonder how they survived before gov't surveilance. Then the regular CCTV cameras could be replaced by special cameras that identify people by face/gait and track their movements and track cars too. Then they can spread out of the cities and into nearly every town allowing the government to track our movements everywhere as if we are property. :uhoh:

Waitone
June 13, 2004, 02:48 PM
Yea, Charlotte is going ape over cameras. They now get to see people killed on camera. See, problem solved!

Chris Rhines
June 13, 2004, 03:02 PM
Jeez. Looks like it's time to make a last trip to Brewer's Art... :(

- Chris

dev_null
June 13, 2004, 03:04 PM
Orwell was an optimist. :mad:

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7.62FullMetalJacket
June 13, 2004, 03:39 PM
Hey, if you have nothing to hide, then there are no problems with cameras :rolleyes:

Anonymity and freedom of movement, without monitoring, are keystone, fundamental rights in a FREE society.

We had the 9/11 hijackers on tape too. Alot of good that did :scrutiny:

anapex
June 13, 2004, 04:46 PM
The problem I see is that this is just going to be a big freaking waste of taxpayer money. I'm trying to remember the name of the city but I'm pretty sure I remember another place doing this and then canning the project because it wasn't worth the cost.

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