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Old 09-27-2011, 03:40 PM
 
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Homeland Security fitting city buses with surveillance systems | systems, fitting, homeland - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO
I never thought of those bus riders as such a threatening lot. Guess I was wrong.
More intrusion into our lives, the terrorists win again.
RP

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Old 09-27-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Back in the Southland
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Don't worry California already did this, Colorado is just jumping on the wagon. I don't see a problem with this, i would if it was my house though. Kinda creepy at that point
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:07 PM
 
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While I agree that it is Big Brotherish, as MattClyde indicated this is nothing new in lots of places across the country: 7-11s, fast food joints, banks and ATMs, subway cars, school buses, parking garages, office lobbies, and so on, and so on. If you've checked out New York City's security lately as well as other large metro areas, there are cameras set up in the downtown areas being monitored by police. Sunday's 60 Minutes interviewed NYPD Commissioner Kelly and his folks demonstrated their cameras and associated computer tracking.

Also, don't forget the stop-light enforcement cameras right here in COS.

I'm afraid that horse escaped the barn a long time ago.
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Old 09-28-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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I'm afraid that horse escaped the barn a long time ago.
Quoted for Truth.

It is big brother-ish and makes me glad we don't have a large bus fleet for them to put the cameras on. I would not consider "bus riders" a highly dangerous group. This feels too familiar after reading "1984".
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Falcon, Colorado, USA
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Heres a thought.. What if a loved one goes missing, and the footage from these buses could help find them or solve a murder...
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:37 AM
 
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I think it's more for the protection of the driver and other riders.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:45 AM
 
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Cameras can help; but wish some money would have been spent on EXPANDING the bus service. Was this just money for protecting? Over $400,000 is a lot of cash.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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Heres a thought.. What if a loved one goes missing, and the footage from these buses could help find them or solve a murder...
The same argument can be made for the government going through your trash, reading your e-mail, listening to your phone calls, installing cameras on every street, and especially for installing tracking devices, finger printing every adult in the country, taking DNA samples from every adult in the country, and setting up every vehicle to record where it goes and how fast and upload it to a national database.

Most of those are violations of our constitution because they would be an unreasonable search through an individuals privacy which is the antithesis of a country founded with values of personal liberty.

No thank you, I do not want cameras on the bus, on the street corner, or in my car.
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:06 AM
 
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Next will be a subcutaneous id chip.
Check this out, now they can see into your house.
Scanner Vans Allow Drive-By Snooping - Forbes.com
RP
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:15 AM
 
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Carrera32 wrote:
this is nothing new in lots of places across the country
That's a sobering reality.
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