This type of electronic surveillance is generally good for only one purpose: to aid in identifying and capturing a perpetrator after a crime has already been committed. By-in-large there is NO preventative benefit due to electronic surveillance.
If they had to hire someone to monitor all of the cameras, they might just as well (actually it would be even better) hire additional patrol officers. Recorded data is typically only scanned following an occurrance.
I am not really bothered by the surveillance, but I think it has little to no benefit. I am down for "I don't give a crap!"
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Last edited by CardLogic; January 13th, 2006 at 02:15 PM.