ANSWERS: 31
  • Not really unless its in public bathrooms. I think its a great idea would be very useful if your car was broken into or you were robbed. You would want that proof that only cameras can give u
  • I wouldn't think so because they are being placed in the public. Now if they were pointing in your window of your home it would be.
  • If you're in a public place, there's no expectation of privacy. A camera placed in public sees nothing a passerby isn't able to see, so there's no invasion.
  • If it's in a public area focused on some street corner or plaza, then no. If it's in a public area pointed at a house window or door, it could be.
  • Not at all. You're in a public place. I think it's about time more cities started using the technology available to them to cut down crime. Hey, maybe they'll even get cameras and speed trackers at red lights and MAIL you your fine, instead of wasting the police force's time busting people for running traffic signals -- and get them doing some REAL police work.
  • i understand how some ppl would want the camras i dont really want the camaras because i'd be scared as hell that my bf would be caught doing some stupid shit... but i dont think it is an invasion of privacy i mean it's in a public place hello!!!
  • It is but only if most of the people in the city don't agree with it.
  • I don't think it's an invasion of privacy being that they will be mounted in public places but I think it does offer an opportunity for it's misuse. Sort of one of those grey areas. You want security but at the same time you have to sacrifice some privacy. I can see both sides of the argument. The good news is that, if you're clean, there shouldn't be a problem.
  • No I don't..they did it in Riverside and we have them in Hemet and I think it reduces the number of crazy people racing through intersections. Invasion of privacy would be placing them in your home..they are on public streets..the purpose is to reduce accidents. It has worked so far where I've experienced them :)
  • Cameras in public is not a violation of privacy and may help out with vandalism and theft.
  • Not an invasion of privacy. We are in a public place, there is no privacy. There are lots of things we would do in private we don't do there. Although, I sometimes see things in our parks I wonder about.
  • Just a few things to think about: It creates a power imbalance between those who do and those who don't control the cameras. So hang on to Your cameras. The power is there. The power is cheap. The pressure is there. Evil will follow, as sure as night follows day. A five dollar balaclava (or even a five cent paper bag) does alot to reduce the power of a five hundred dollar security camera. Cameras may threaten criminals but once they decide to go ahead, video footage of a mugging doesn't stop the victim from being terrorised / hurt. You can reduce the incidence of theft by putting up video cameras, electric fences, multiple police patrols, curfews .... ... or you can make sure that everyone is well fed and has pride in their place in society. We mustn't forget this latter side of the solution. It has been seriously neglected for far too long.
  • So long as they aren't aimed in places that aren't public, it's no invasion of privacy.
  • As long as it is used for it's intended purpose and only aimed at public areas, no it's not an invasion of privacy.
  • Get used to it, where i live there are millions of them... I'm mixed on this issue... you are already in public and the tapes can be useful, but on the other hand it's like be stalked by the government... I would say that on the whole I am against as it seems like a slippery slope to me... but there should still be a few around, just not everywhere.
  • No I don't. I think it's a sad fact that this kind of thing is necessary.
  • Only if I'm planning to rob a convenience store or hold up ATM customers. : )
  • You know, I've never had a problem with this. It doesn't really bother me. So, no, I don't think it's an invasion of property. They are put in PUBLIC places afterall.
  • it is a necessary invasion of privacy. In my city, there was a baby girl dropped into a stairwell by some unidentified person. It would be much easier to find out more about her family and medical history if they had cameras.
  • Where's the privacy issue? Are cameras pointed at a house or apartment window? If not, then no.
  • I would hope the City is placing them randomly, but rather is putting them places where they expect things to happen. Even though I intellectually realize that there's no expectation of privacy in a public place the camera aspect of it does still kind of creep me out. I wonder if they're being monitored 24X7, periodically glanced at or only viewed after something has happend. I know it would cost a lot more but I'd rather have a cop on a horse watching things.
  • Absloutely but then so is vandalism and burglary.
  • Hell no, I wish it would shoot a taser at the jackasses spray painting all over everything.
  • the cameras are just like the police. they are never where you need them.
  • It wouldn't bother me. If you are a law abiding citizen, then you have nothing to hide.
  • If that's what it takes to curb the crime DO IT;) Your area will be better off in the long run;) As long as there not in any restrooms of facing peoples houses it all good;)
  • As long as they are not pointed at my home... no. Anything that can help deter crime is at least worth a try in my book.
  • well, if you put a child in front of a bag full of sweets i guess he will end up eating them. If someone can spy on us, someone will...
  • Not gonna stop me.
  • I'm torn on this subject. I think that it is an invasion of privacy but at the same time, if your city is really bad when it comes to crime, then the cameras are a big help. I guess there is always good and bad in every situation.
  • Think about it for a sec. Now I'm against invasion of privacy but usually you'd need an army of people to watch tapes and they simply don't exist(in general). Most are usually only made use of after a crime has occured or during investigations of some sort. And many cameras are simply for show. There are of course exceptions to these.

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