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Would you support public surveillance cameras in high crime areas, including residential?

This is a topic in our local news.


Asked by m-avi at 5:29 PM on Aug. 31, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (15)
  • sure, there has been a rash of robberies in our little town on the west side. Some people put up cameras on their own and they have actually caught a handful of the people doing the robbing.

    Answer by luvmygrandgirl at 9:43 PM on Aug. 31, 2013

  • No...the idea that we can all be made to behave if only we are watched closely enough all the time is bunkum.

     London has proven, they do not reduce crime.


    Answer by feralxat at 5:48 PM on Aug. 31, 2013

  • Depends on how much they are going to raise my taxes to get the money to do it.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 5:32 PM on Aug. 31, 2013

  • What Paulie said. Also depends on how effective they'd be. Criminals can still disguise themselves from a camera.

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 5:36 PM on Aug. 31, 2013

  • No, especially not in residential areas. There could be too much room for serious privacy invasions, and also false accusations if the images aren't clear or if someone resembles a criminal but didn't commit the crime caught on film.

    Answer by Ballad at 5:50 PM on Aug. 31, 2013

  • I doubt they do much to reduce crime... As most deterents do not work to reduce crime. If so, Texas (which is known for it's capital punishment) would have the fewest murders taking place... Which is not true.

    However, I really don't care if "big brother is watching". I automatically assume he is if I am outside of my own home... There are video cameras everywhere. If some analyst wants a giggle over me scratching my boob, or picking my nose in some random moment, go for it. LOL

    Answer by Nimue930 at 6:38 PM on Aug. 31, 2013

  • id neither support nor protest it...if it helps it would be a great asset for deterring and solving crimes, however, the cost to personal privacy seems high.

    Answer by okmanders at 6:38 PM on Aug. 31, 2013

  • i think they already are doing it, my guess they are watching you not the criminals . I'm conflicted. so many bad things happen and they never find them or the quality is bad.

    Answer by by2013 at 6:51 PM on Aug. 31, 2013

  • Horrible idea.

    Answer by hopeandglory53 at 7:47 PM on Aug. 31, 2013

  • We have them popping up in the city where I live. They claim to reduce crime. I'm skeptical, since most stores & banks have cameras & people still rob those.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:01 PM on Aug. 31, 2013