Police and Home Security Cameras

Jack Bragen
Wednesday May 15, 2019 - 05:19:00 PM



I happened to be innocently watching television news. I was very unsettled when the news blithely reported that coming now, police will have access to your living room. You know the great home security cameras installed by Xfinity and others, marketed to keep us safe from all the boogeymen? Police are hooking up to that. The television news reported as a good thing, that everybody will be safe from all of the threats of burglars and so on. But I ask you, who is going to keep us safe from the abuses of the police departments? This new thing is right out of George Orwell's 1984, and I thought naively that it would never happen. It has begun. For now, this is "voluntary." Yet, we are only a couple of stepstones away from the ominous television that sees and hears everything we do. Will they have access to our bedrooms and bathrooms? Will they someday have access to all of our thoughts? No doubt, in the not too distant future, this new surveillance will become mandated by law, but "only to keep us safe." After all, we must be protected from all the boogeymen!