CCTV? Good Or Bad?

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by lucifers angel, Aug 15, 2007.

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CCTV Good or Bad?

Poll closed Aug 22, 2007.
  1. Good idea

    8 vote(s)
    80.0%
  2. Bad idea

    2 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. lucifers angel same shit, differant day!! Registered Senior Member

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    What does everyone think about CCTV cameras, personally i dont like them, i think they can and do cause more problems for people, and not just the criminals, while people are able to watch us, and gaining information on us what is the govermant doing with that information?

    Is Big Brother already watching us?
    Posted: 12-Jun-2007 17:04 Reply


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    like i said personally i dislike them, what do you all think? good bad or dont you care, if you dont care why not?
     
  2. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    In florida one of those cameras caught a man abducting a 10 year old girl who raped her and killed her. That's how they tracked him down , by exposing those pictures on TV to the public where someone knew who he was. It works both ways, but I'd rather it be used to catch murderers like this then to be turned off.
     
  3. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    Honest people have nothing to be concerned about. I do not care if the government - or anyone else - knows where I go to buy food, gasoline, etc. Sees to me that only dishonest people (and the paranoid) who have something to hide - like cheating on their mates - would dislike them. What other reason is there?
     
  4. alexb123 The Amish web page is fast! Valued Senior Member

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    Talking of technology sercruity measures I see someone funny on TV yesterday. They were going iris scans at a UK airport as a test to roll them in at a later date. So they interviewed a few people on their views.

    One lady said "I'm concerned what they will do with the information". Lol, what the fuck could they do with your iris scan?
     
  5. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    I don't get it ...when you're out in public, people all over the place can watch you do all kinds of things. What's the difference in some of those people viewing what you do on a little monitor somewhere? It's public. Don't you know what "public" means?

    Well, you should be careful what you do in public ....if it's something that you don't want others to know about. People are watching you all the time when you're out in public, so what's the difference? What "data" is anyone gathering about you that you're not willing letting them see and know?

    Baron Max
     
  6. lucifers angel same shit, differant day!! Registered Senior Member

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    the places i go, the amount of money i spend, what i spend it on, who i am with, what i am wearing, what i say, what i do, where i work, why do they need to kow all of this, but CCTV lets them know all this!!
     
  7. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    As long as they don't have them in my house or the public bathrooms, I could not care less. The future will afford far too little privacy in every matter for CCTV to be a major concern.
     
  8. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    The first time I get a public indecensy ticket, I'll complain, but....its worth the payoff. Cameras have caught killers, rapists and bombers.
     
  9. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Nobody likes them.

    But if anyone is a victim of crime in a public place the uk, the first thing they want to know from the police is whether it was caught on CCTV.

    I've gone through CCTV footage myself trying to find the point where shoplifting occured. It's a boring job and takes ages. No-one bothers looking at it unless a crime has been committed.
     
  10. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    Ha! :D You think FAR to highly of yourself - why do you suppose that the government - or anyone else, for that matter - cares about what YOU are wearing, working or whatever?????? As long as you aren't commiting a crime no one watching the monitors gives a single hoot about you. Get over your self-importance. :D
     
  11. darksidZz Ahimsa to you! Valued Senior Member

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    Female, they are already presen tin society all over America, we are doomed :( Sadly I chose "they are good" even though "they are bad" because they're already so prevalent here.
     
  12. lucifers angel same shit, differant day!! Registered Senior Member

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    because CCTV was just the first step to national ID cards! (which may i add are also a bad idea)
     
  13. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Super Moderator

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    In the 1980s, this was the argument I heard against Miranda rights. I admit I've never been a fan of it. But more importantly, we have to consider that people don't trust their governments. When governments fulfill their part of the social contract, the people will lighten up a little.
     
  14. lucifers angel same shit, differant day!! Registered Senior Member

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    no i dont think highly of myself there are things that i dont want people to know about, why does the goverment need to know what we are doing all the time?
     
  15. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    And yet you do them out in public?? Hmmm.

    Baron Max
     
  16. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    The point is that they not only don't need to know what you are doing all the time, they don't even CARE what you are doing 99.9999999% of the time. Do you think they really want to know what you're doing at your backyard cook-out? Get real. You are still thinking too highly of yourself!
     
  17. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Like driving licences and credit cards and passports.
     
  18. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    Why can you have such a good, decent, understanding perspective on this issue, yet such a shitty perspective on other issues??????

    Baron Max
     
  19. s0meguy Worship me or suffer eternally Valued Senior Member

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    "Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both" - Benjamin Franklin
     
  20. Gustav Banned Banned

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    if i get the feed i will call it good
    and rest
     

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