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Column: Cameras keep honest people honest



(Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Augusta Press.) 

Cameras are a great innovation for helping prevent criminal activity, especially in a city like Augusta where violent crimes or murder seem to be daily occ...

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  1. I have appeared before the commission and supported flock cameras for the sheriff’s office. Those cameras also help law enforcement with traffic violations. Keep insurance company liable and honest. Enable law enforcement to do Neighborhood policing . I’m not worried about Big Brother, I’m worried about big crime!

  2. I also was at the Commission meeting where the Gentleman made is plea for the Commission to not allow the Sheriff to use the Flock cameras. The cameras are self-powered with a solar panel and have internal storage which is only available to individuals with the correctly granted access. The general public has no access and the cameras read only license plate numbers on cars – they do not have facial recognition.

  3. There can be no question that there is no such thing as “privacy” in public spaces and the use of CCTV to control crime is widely accepted everywhere. Research by Clarion Security Systems estimates that there are over 942,562 CCTV Cameras in London, meaning there is 1 CCTV camera for every 10 people in the capital. You are likely to be captured on London CCTV up to 70 times per day. I, for one would welcome these cameras in my area.

  4. I, for one, think this is a great idea. This city along with the country if out of control with crime and no one is held accountable. I would love to see cameras used to stop the running of red lights and speeding. There have been numerous times that I have almost been hit by idiots running red lights. I say give the Sheriff’s office as many cameras as he needs.

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