Sunday, July 31, 2005
Frances Sellars captures a lot of what I think about the idea of installing surveillance cameras all over in the U.S. as an anti-terrorism or anti-crime effort. I have no worries about our suddenly becoming a police state with our every motion detected. Face it, our lives aren't that exciting and no police organization has the time or manpower to sit every day and monitor those cameras. However, on the off chance that some crime happens at that spot, the cameras would be an invaluable aid to catching the criminals. And that makes it worth it to me. Face it. Who but the paranoid among us really care about the cameras in the bank or the department store? Why not have that same level of security in public places? Let's get over our fear of an Orwellian 1984 and face our fears of a terroristic 2005.
Posted by Betsy Newmark at 7:14 AM