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Smile Or Frown?

Posted Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at 3:43 PM

Does it ever cross your mind that you are under video surveillance almost constantly while driving around the streets of Shelbyville and as you enter, shop and leave various places of business?

This isn't the same as a popular tv show from years ago called, "Smile, You're on Candid Camera" but rather security is the primary issue.

Do you feel more safe or do you feel this is an invasion of your privacy?

I have no objection in this day and age. Years ago I probably would have objected to this practice.

How far do you think this should be allowed to go? Are there any restrictions you feel should be imposed?

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No problem for me.

-- Posted by leeiii on Tue, Jan 29, 2013, at 7:03 PM

I feel more insecure having my cell phone.You can be tracked anywhere you go if it is on.Who knows they may can watch you through it when you are not aware.

-- Posted by kings11 on Fri, Jan 25, 2013, at 6:31 PM

It's a good thing because it can be used if needed to prove a crime or solve a mystery...I don't think anyone is sitting there taking time to just watch us....if there is and they are reading this...check me out I'm cute!

-- Posted by chefgrape on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 8:16 AM

I also have no issues with this Bo.

I might if I lived in a "restricted" country where innocent actions are scrutinized more closely, but unless the U.S. government takes a big turn in that direction, SMILE.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 6:59 AM

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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette. He passed away November 15, 2014, at age 81.
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