greeney2 wrote:Your logic is astounding.
Nope. Just logic. You wouldn't be astounded by it if you understood it.
Who do you think would be putting these cctv mannequins in the department stores? Maybe it is the stores themselves who have millions shoplifted every year. Who do you think put cameras in convenience stores, gas stations, by ATM's machines? Again the stores themselves, because of robbery and people getting murdered everyday? How about Las Vegas, where people cheat on the gambling table, it has been a known and accepted thing a long time.
The mannequins are only one example Greeney, as I have said. I have no real truck with stores' cctv because I have the choice
not to enter shops that use it. Provided I know I am being recorded going about my lawful business.
Hiding cctv in the eyes of mannequins (for example) is rather a different case though, even you must be aware of that. Yes, even Greeney must be aware. Its the secret filming of people like me, doing nothing illegal that I object to. And if only it ended at mannequins.... Military Drones, flying over your own cities. Covert cctv and ALPR (Automatic License Plate Reader/Recognition) systems (ANPR here) which log every journey you make. 'Smart' street lights that record your conversations as well as watch your every move. Shall we go on to removing shoes or having your junk felt at every airport check-in??
How scared must you be to support this cradle-to-the-grave spying on every activity, every penny spent and on what?
And you know what all this screams? It demonstrates amply that you have already lost the 'war on terror.' because you are so afraid you will accept any form of spying into your private lives in order to 'keep you safe.' How sad is that?
NIgfis a lot of people do get mugged in broad daylight, even in the UK, and a lot of criminals have been put away because of these cameras.
Deliberately missing the point again.....
How do you think you'll feel when told that, "Sorry, there wasn't a cop on duty because we spent all the money on these cctv systems, but look, here we can see the masked man kicking your wife into unconsciousness?"
Not very often is there ever a policeman at the scene when a crime is taking place, so not sure where your logic is again.
How on earth can you write a sentence like that, and still
not get it?
Policemen prevent crime. That's what they do. Its their job. Even the sight of a policeman/woman is enough to prevent many criminals from doing the do.
Take those cops away in favour of cctv cameras and what happens?
Yunno, I have an idea you might even be able to answer this question on your own this time.
Nobody would like to see their loved ones mugged, or hit and run, or carjacked, or purse snatched, but I would be very glad to see them caught on tape and prosecuted for it.
... BUT THEY NEVER ARE.... A hat Greeney! That's all it takes!
You can make a mountain out of any molehill, and exaggerate what you think is the result of these kind of things, but your freedom is in no way altered. When shoplifters, muggers, and criminals get away with murder, that is a lot more oppressive to me.
Well maybe now you 'get it' and understand that cctv does not prevent crime. It only records it in the hope someone calls for it AND the criminal is dumb enoug to not disguise themselves by wearing a woolly balaclava.