It baffles me that folks are ok with that kind of intrusion into their privacy and personal affairs. Yet it doesn’t seem to be all that big a deal for them.
Last week I was driving down one of the main roads through the suburbs near our home and I saw a camera at every major intersection.
I don’t remember seeing them before, and they aren’t the traffic cameras that give you a speeding ticket or something either. They’re more like the dome cameras you see in gang areas or retail stores.
And even stranger, half way between each intersection there’s a gray metal box with no visible cameras attached to a light pole. There’s an antenna on the box as well.
Well, I’ve been watching for the last few days and I’ve seen a ton of cameras that I don’t remember seeing before. Ever.
Options here are that they are indeed new, or maybe they’ve been there and I just never noticed.
I’m going to get in touch with state and city officials and see what they’ll tell me about them, but I’m not optimistic.
Has anyone seen an increase in cameras in your area? I’m curious if this is a trend or a regional thing.