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Readers Debate Surveillance of “Public Space” In Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, readers debated the value of Surveillance of “Public Space” In Ridgewood after the latest hit and run driver in Ridgewood was arrested .

I never understand the anti-surveillance stance of people. It is surveillance of public space. What is the difference between a camera and a cop? The ONLY difference is the camera works 24/7, is not prone to bias, and doesn’t take sick days.

I wish we had MORE cameras. All over town. I am not doing anything wrong so I am not worried. Those who fight against the cameras have something to hide.

And the people screamed NO when David Bolger wanted to fund the purchase and installation of CCTV cameras throughout the Central Business District.

No one wants to live in Bolgerville….don’t want anything from him.

RE: “And the people screamed NO when David Bolger wanted to fund the purchase and installation of CCTV cameras throughout the Central Business District.
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STILL NO..The cost still does not justify any benefits.Don’t sell your freedom for security.

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5 thoughts on “Readers Debate Surveillance of “Public Space” In Ridgewood

  1. No one wants to be caught coming out of drinking hole with their neighbor’s spouse. It’s that simple.

  2. I like it….add more cameras to catch the jaywalkers, bicycle thieves, and other ne’er -do-wells.

  3. A lot of crimes are being solved because of cameras. If you don’t have anything to hide, you shouldn’t have to worry.

  4. Anyone who gives up freedom for safety doesn’t deserve either.

  5. The pro-surveillance people are misguided and naive at best if they think that surveilence cameras will only be used for “good”.
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    Once the cameras are in, the town will want to maximize its investment by gathering data and tracking, sifting and sorting it for their own purposes…. can you say communist china “social score”?
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