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    Default That security cameras should be removed from public places

    i believe that people are not affected by cameras in public places. what about the petrol station cameras? people are not bothered by them . People like me.

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    Default Re: That security cameras should be removed from public plac

    Quote Originally Posted by Noj Pn
    i believe that people are not affected by cameras in public places. what about the petrol station cameras? people are not bothered by them . People like me.
    Not too long ago, in the USA, a child was abducted on her way home from a friend's house, and later murdered. The man who murdered her was shortly caught and jailed, thanks to an eyewitness: a gas station camera. 8)

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    Not too long ago, in the USA, a man was accosted on his way home from a friend's house, and later mugged. The man who accosted him was shortly shot dead, thanks to a wallet saver: a 9mm handgun.

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    As long as there are strict controls over the cameras and the use of film taken, they don't bother me. When CCTV footage gets onto TV, then I start getting worried. When CCTV helps the police or protects people, then I am allin favour of it.

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    The whole problem is that you don't know who will have access to the tapes and what they will do with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Not too long ago, in the USA, a man was accosted on his way home from a friend's house, and later mugged. The man who accosted him was shortly shot dead, thanks to a wallet saver: a 9mm handgun.

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    Neither amusing nor of interest. :(

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    One can always come up with a story showing that X or Y has been a good thing in a precise context. This cannot lead to any logical conclusion per se, and doesn't really address the problem. I mean, every pro-X and pro-Y has a story to tell. Sorry for the send-up, I didn't mean to bother you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    One can always come up with a story showing that X or Y has been a good thing in a precise context. This cannot lead to any logical conclusion per se, and doesn't really address the problem. I mean, every pro-X and pro-Y has a story to tell. Sorry for the send-up, I didn't mean to bother you.

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    Please re-read the original post (i.e., cameras in public places: for or against? Why?). :D

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    1) Can cameras be useful to prosecute people? Yes
    2) Can cameras infringe on personal privacy? Yes
    So the question is about the implications of 1) and 2), and can both be gained or preserved to an acceptable level. That's what Tdol dealt with, I think. I didn't mean that your example was pointless or whatever, just that 2) must be taken into account to get the full picture.

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