Surveillance Cameras Essay

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Surveillance Cameras How are kids safe at night? Do they roam the streets without adult supervision? Are drug dealers taking over the streets? Are drivers nervous of everyone else’s bad driving habits? Although some believe law enforcement cameras invade privacy and disrupt everyday lives, cameras help keep citizens safe. “Police departments across Great Britain credit cameras with dramatic crime reduction, citing such impressive results as 75 percent drop in Airdrie, Scotland, a 68 percent reduction in Glasgow, Scotland, and a 57 percent drop in Northampton” (Taylor 44+). Without the use of cameras everywhere, there would be an excessive amount of accidents, killings, burglaries, drugs, and illegal acts. The use of law enforcement…show more content…
Tacoma police officers, in the first three months, captured fifty-five drug dealers. These “drug-watching” cameras usually sit on top of apartments, where they oversee the streets and alleyways. These videotapes are also used to bust juveniles who are on the fast track to jail. Law enforcement cameras help reduce these fast-track jailers from learning the drug trades, by keeping a watchful eye on them. Other than surveillance cameras reducing drug trades, the cameras also prevent traffic violations. “The encroachment on my life was slight and might have been justified in light of public safety-driving is, after all, an earned privilege, not a given right” (Dale 22-23). Cameras help watch for illegal immigrants crossing into the United States through traffic stops and toll booths. Surveillance cameras lessened the amount of illegal immigrants coming through to the United States, but also watch for stolen vehicles. Since the first year of the encouragement of cameras, collisions declined to around forty-seven percent (“Recording” 8). The reduction of accidents caused fuel savings to be greater and insurance costs to be lower. Also, insurance agencies appreciate the cameras for the use of claims incase of car accidents. Automated stoplight cameras help decrease bad driving habits by capturing traffic violations and sending a ticket in the mail to the driver. Some think this is
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