Do you believe surveillance cameras are a good idea?
- Not sure
I just read where Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago wants over “2,000 surveillance cameras” to be place around the city to prevent crime and help people with emergencies.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u … rveillance
Personally, I have mixed emotions about this idea. Certainly, if I were the one with the emergency or if I were being victimized on the street, I would want the police or someone to know about it so that I could be helped.
However, if I were walking down the street with my honey, shopping or just otherwise living a normal life, I would feel kind of strange knowing prying eyes were watching my every movement.
Ultimately, I think I would vote for the cameras because I just feel a little better knowing that a mugger or killer may not commit a crime simply because he/she knows someone is watching.
I would be interested in hearing how the rest of you feel about surveillance cameras being used on city streets.