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  • Tape a camera to my beehind!

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  • An idea whose time has come!

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  • I don't care either way

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  • It makes me vaguely uncomfortable

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  • I don't like it.

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    Default Lancaster, Pa. USA goes under ultimate scrutiny

    Lancaster, Pa., keeps a close eye on itself - Los Angeles Times

    A vast and growing web of security cameras monitors the city of 55,000, operated by a private group of self-appointed gatekeepers. There's been surprisingly little outcry.

    By Bob Drogin
    June 21, 2009


    Some 165 closed-circuit TV cameras soon will provide live, round-the-clock scrutiny of nearly every street, park and other public space used by the 55,000 residents and the town's many tourists...

    "Years ago, there's no way we could do this," said Keith Sadler, Lancaster's police chief. "It brings to mind Big Brother, George Orwell and '1984.' It's just funny how Americans have softened on these issues."

    "No one talks about it," agreed Scott Martin, a Lancaster County commissioner who wants to expand the program. "Because people feel safer. Those who are law-abiding citizens, they don't have anything to worry about." ...


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    It definitely makes me uncomfortable. I don't like this at all. People just shouldn't have to live like that, being watched all the time. It's one thing to know that people COULD be watching your every move, but quite another to know that they literally are.

    It's enough to make even someone like me wish I lived in a simpler time, maybe back when they didn't even have cars.

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    'private group of self appointed gatekeepers'??? What the heck? I'm in the 'I don't like it' group on this one.
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    You don't say? I could be going to a college in/around Lancaster
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllAboutSoul View Post
    'private group of self appointed gatekeepers'??? What the heck? I'm in the 'I don't like it' group on this one.
    From the article, there's plenty of people there who don't like it either. Disturbing for sure.

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    well, if that police chief's attributions are accurate, then someone needs to write 2084 ASAP. I've got some ideas, myself....

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    It's sad that people are so willing to give up their lives in order to live.
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    The private self-appointed thing is what really bothers me. If there had been like some town vote or something, it wouldn't bother me so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    The private self-appointed thing is what really bothers me. If there had been like some town vote or something, it wouldn't bother me so much.
    Even if there had been a vote, it's still creepy. Ironic, too, since it's in the heart of Amish Country, and the Amish don't like having their pictures taken, considering it a "graven image" and all.

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    What's the deal with Lancaster, PA?

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