As cameras become more sophisticated and less expensive to build and install, they are being put up all over the place: From UAVs to telephone poles to airports to laundromats. You name the site and you will most likely find some surveillance camera poking around in your face. However, despite the alarming increase in cameras across the cityscapes of America, are cameras really helpful to typical American citizens or are they the silver bullets that will lock innocent people up? For instance, let's say there's a camera on Nosy Street, that is used to keep an eye on the crime rate in that particular location of the city. And, unfortunately, the camera records a man walking pass a woman as he accidentally brushes up against her arm. Later on, this woman could claim that the man tried to hold her against her will or was attempting to kidnap her; and the camera surveillance video may back up her claim due to the fact he accidentally brushed up against her arm. Well, this man gets arrested and thrown into jail for no reason at all. Then, gets put on trial for no reason at all. And all of this occurred, because of a lying woman and a surveillance camera happened to be in the way of this man walking down Nosy Street. Another example, takes place inside Bad Bones Supermarket. A woman is shopping down one aisle for can goods. Next minute, her cell phone rings, so she whips it out to see who it is. Nevertheless, there's a camera watching her moves down aisle 6 and an employee thinks she's shop lifting the store. Therefore, when she gets to the check-out department, she is stopped by a parade of incompetent employees, a manager, and two police officers. Furthermore, this woman has to experience an humiliating episode by this happy-trigger-fingers-platoon searching her pockets, purse, and shopping cart to see whether she had stolen any items or not. Yep, and all this, because of a surveillance camera and a corn-on-the-knob-intelligent employee. And these are just mild scenarios of what surveillance cameras can do to ruin the lives of Americans.
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