ABC News: Surveillance Cameras Win Broad Support
Crime-fighting beats privacy in public places: Americans, by nearly a 3-to-1 margin, support the increased use of surveillance cameras â€” a measure decried by some civil libertarians, but credited in London with helping to catch a variety of perpetrators since the early 1990s.
Given the chief arguments, pro and con â€” a way to help solve crimes vs. too much of a government intrusion on privacy â€” it isn’t close: 71 percent of Americans favor the increased use of surveillance cameras, while 25 percent oppose it.
Wasn’t it Ben Franklin who said that those who give up liberty for safety deserve neither?
But are you giving up liberty if you are being filmed in a public place?
Hmmm… is it even being “filmed” anymore? Should we call it “digitized?”