Surveillance cameras:the government can recognize you, monitor what you're reading an

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    The government can recognize you, monitor what you're reading and follow you down the street. Do we think this is a good thing, or as an abuse of our privacy?
     
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    Here you are:

    Government surveillance is everywhere and needs monitoring to protect citizens from abuse - Hartford Courant

     
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    4th Amendment? F*ck that!
     
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    In public areas, I suspect it is not an abuse of privacy. Of course, there are PLENTY of clear violations of the 4th Amendment out there every day. Monitoring license plates on public roads for stolen vehicles is not one of those abuses.
     
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    look anything a cop could see if he or she was standing there is NOT private.

    having a camera there in stead of a person doesnt make it any different except its cheaper than hiring a cop to stand on every corner.


    Its just a picture and it cant kill you.
     
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    Yes it's a useful law enforcement tool, But when the scans are compiled and held indefinitely, it creates a map of where your vehicle has been — at what church, mosque, synagogue, doctor's office, pub, motel, political rally or AA meeting.
     
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    The problem is with the collection (and storage) of biometric data on citizens who've committed no crime.

    A person is supposed to be "presumed innocent until proven guilty". The government should not be wasting tax dollars on subjects without probable cause. Of coarse, that all changed with the Patriot Act.
     

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