Camera surveillance – a boon for crime fighters or a bust for private individuals? | #ESC_LLC #VideoSurveillance #SecurityCamera #CrimePrevention | Mayor Frank Jackson’s chief of operations, Darnell Brown, told a City Council committee in August 2019 that the high-resolution cameras had already helped police “solve recent burglaries to businesses in the Lee-Harvard shopping district and a shooting in Kerruish Park,” as summarized by cleveland.com reporter Robert Higgs (cleveland). https://wp.me/p97JNV-1zK
As private “doorbell” cameras proliferate and the use of anti-crime surveillance cameras also spreads, what are the privacy protections for ordinary citizens in their homes or as they go about their business? (read more)
“Because a door bell camera or the outdoor camera on the side of a commercial building overlooks public areas, there can be no expectation of privacy. This is why it makes absolutely no sense for homeowners or facility managers to exempt police from utilizing their video surveillance cameras,” says John Larkin, Senior Partner with ESC of Greater Ohio.