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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-20-06 04:26 PM
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40. I lived in such a neighborhood for ten years
Running gun battles up and down the street, dueling crackhouses, rampant robbery, the whole bit. And you know what, I didn't want a camera then, and still wouldn't want one now. Instead of subjecting my privacy to invasion, I got together with my neighbors, formed a neighborhood association. We called the landlords who were notorious for renting to dealers on the carpet, since we have a law regarding one's repeated rental to criminals, cleaned up the neighborhood, and all became quite good friends in the process. I moved out almost three years ago now, but the improvement continues. A grocery store is about to open, more and more people are owning their houses, and a renaissance movement has swept the entire ward. Amazing what the power of people who are united for good can do. Crime is down, streets are safe, and life is much better there. And we did it without having to resort to massive police crackdown or cameras on every corner.

You do realize that those cameras can pan, zoom, and some are infrared. In fact they are so good that if you leave a crack in your blinds, they can zoom right in and see what you're doing in the privacy of your own home. Are you comfortable with that? I'm certainly not. I have nothing to hide, but I don't want Big Brother looking over my shoulder, whether I'm outside or inside my house. Besides, if this becomes the norm, how long before it's mandated that every single house has a camera in every room? After all, if you've got nothing to hide. . . :shrug: :crazy:
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