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Brookline Massachusetts Wants to Register Security Camera Owners

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Post by JustSomeOldGuy » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:04 pm

The Brookline Police Department is asking residents who have security cameras pointed outside toward their street to come register with them if they would be willing to share footage with the department to help police investigate crimes in their neighborhood.
https://securitytoday.com/articles/2018 ... otage.aspx

Why not just ask as they canvas the neighborhood post-event? :totap:
Anytime the gov't wants to make another list of {insert-item-here} owners, my paranoia jumps up another defcon level. :shock:
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Post by Flightmare » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:24 pm

Police in Plano, TX have asked the same thing. It's totally optional. I have no problem with them ASKING, as long as it is optional. I have a big issue with things being mandatory.
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Post by Rob72 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:07 pm

Our tax dollars pay to install traffic and city "safety" cameras, yet citizens do not have the right to even request footage, for either civil or criminal actions. Want my home camera footage? Sure. $100/month...

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:30 pm

Flightmare wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Police in Plano, TX have asked the same thing. It's totally optional. I have no problem with them ASKING, as long as it is optional. I have a big issue with things being mandatory.
I agree with you. And even if they knew I had security cameras, they’d have to be crazy if they think I’ve give them my username and password to the my router and video feed.
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Post by anygunanywhere » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:37 pm

GOT WARRANT?
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Post by TexasJohnBoy » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:18 pm

Ha, no.
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Post by LimaCharlie3 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:14 pm

They have the optional registration here in Corpus Christi, too. I thought, “great idea!”, and then read all the fine print saying I would then be “required” to give access when requested. Nay, I say! I’ve given video to investigating officers twice, as well as an arson investigator because it was the right thing to do. But “requiring” it? That’s another thing.
Let me just add: you have no idea what goes on in your neighborhood until you get cameras installed. I live in a nice neighborhood, some neighbors I’ve had 30-40 years! But that first year after installation, I recorded a home burglary, a vehicle arson, and some dude running over his girlfriend after a roadside spat. My neighbors enjoy partial coverage from my perimeter cams.

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Post by JakeTheSnake » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:59 am

Depends on the crime too, have heard of people going to the PD with footage of porch pirates and they say they don’t have time for it.
People across the street sent the sheriff over because their vehicles were broken into and they knew we had cameras. These are the same neighbors that called the Sheriff complaining we were invading their privacy. They couldn’t “smoke they blunts” in the driveway.
I informed the officer our cameras can’t see their vehicles.


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Post by george » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:43 pm

Rob72 wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:07 pm
Our tax dollars pay to install traffic and city "safety" cameras, yet citizens do not have the right to even request footage, for either civil or criminal actions. Want my home camera footage? Sure. $100/month...
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Post by ghostrider » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:25 pm

no good can come from registration....
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