Apr 172015
 April 17, 2015  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Curt Nickisch reports on surveillance cameras in Boston in the wake of the Boston Marathon tragedy two years ago.

In his piece, he quotes Kade Crawford of the Massachusetts ACLU:

Kade Crockford of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts says she understands the need for surveillance at a big public event like the Boston Marathon — but objects to expanding its use. While standing outside the Old State House, she points out four different surveillance cameras catching her every move.

“[A big event] doesn’t trigger privacy concerns,” she says. “What does trigger privacy concerns is the City of Boston installing a network of cameras — some in residential neighborhoods — that enable law enforcement to track individual people from the moment that we leave our homes in the morning until the moment we return at night, seeing basically everywhere we went and everything that we did.”

Read more on NPR.

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