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Gosh, what a surprise: Nanny states don't really work
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varro From: varro Date: January 12th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm less worried about the lack of privacy in public spaces as wiretapping and warrantless searches.

The interesting thing is that the people who don't really like surveillance in public places is the cops - see what happens the next time you videotape a cop.

There's one BART cop in the Bay Area who wishes people didn't have cell phone cameras - they caught him killing a man other police had put on his stomach. There's no way he's going to use the "I feared for my life" defense cops always use in this situation...
feren From: feren Date: January 12th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
[I'm less worried about the lack of privacy in public spaces as wiretapping and warrantless searches.]

It all blends into one giant invasion of my rights, to me.

[people who don't really like surveillance in public places is the cops - see what happens the next time you videotape a cop.]

You've been watching my "Photography is not a crime" posts, so you know I've noticed this too. (Obligatory Disclaimer: I know a lot of cops, I respect the profession and see their point of view -- to an extent.) The corollary I offer is that the authorities that usually have the strongest allergic reaction to being taped are usually the ones that the public should worry about anyway.
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