The ACLU is actually not against the use of surveillance cameras in places where they're appropriate for enforcing the law or keeping people safe, but what we want people to understand is that they're not a magic solution... There are concerns about how the information that's gathered by these cameras is going to be used, and then there's the larger question of do we want to live in a society where everybody is under surveillance all the time.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
News: "Cameras are becoming as common as street lights"
With papers like BostonNOW and Metro running front-page coverage on the MBTA's use of surveillance cameras to spot fare cheats, NECN gave the ACLU a chance to weigh in on our concerns. Reporter Josh McElveen notes, "Cameras are becoming as common as street lights," and we told him: