Both my middle school and high school had surveillence cameras in and around them. Unless someone is cruisading for their removal, I would almost consider this a non-issue. Other public buildings have surveillance as well. We certainly dont need more cameras everywhere though.
The one thing I have problems with is the fact that you can be almost certain that stuff will be misused. Cameras in public everywhere? Great, except that current human nature fucks this idea up to where we dont want it.
Perhaps the cameras should be live streamed across the net. Since they are in a public place, the public should be able to use them.
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