LETTER: Cameras will just move vandals to another area

News Mar 17, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

Re: Security cameras planned for two Mountain parks (March 12)

If nothing was done at City Hall last week, that is only because the nothing continues to distract from the something, the something that is always done.

That something includes building permits for developers, the measurement of the city’s success, and the gentle erosion of community, civil liberties, and the public’s sphere.

That something includes surveillance of public spaces, the Fay and Lisgar neighbourhood parks, instead of the most expensive option, of course: willow fences in which birds and animals can find shelter.

Other public spaces — I wonder when our Bruce Park will be found wanting — will be surveilled and the deployment of cameras has the police services’ admission that the vandalism will only migrate to another area.

Before any cameras are turned on, let’s ensure that we know what we could lose in their artificial lights.

Joshua Weresch

Hamilton Mountain

LETTER: Cameras will just move vandals to another area

News Mar 17, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

Re: Security cameras planned for two Mountain parks (March 12)

If nothing was done at City Hall last week, that is only because the nothing continues to distract from the something, the something that is always done.

That something includes building permits for developers, the measurement of the city’s success, and the gentle erosion of community, civil liberties, and the public’s sphere.

That something includes surveillance of public spaces, the Fay and Lisgar neighbourhood parks, instead of the most expensive option, of course: willow fences in which birds and animals can find shelter.

Other public spaces — I wonder when our Bruce Park will be found wanting — will be surveilled and the deployment of cameras has the police services’ admission that the vandalism will only migrate to another area.

Before any cameras are turned on, let’s ensure that we know what we could lose in their artificial lights.

Joshua Weresch

Hamilton Mountain

LETTER: Cameras will just move vandals to another area

News Mar 17, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

Re: Security cameras planned for two Mountain parks (March 12)

If nothing was done at City Hall last week, that is only because the nothing continues to distract from the something, the something that is always done.

That something includes building permits for developers, the measurement of the city’s success, and the gentle erosion of community, civil liberties, and the public’s sphere.

That something includes surveillance of public spaces, the Fay and Lisgar neighbourhood parks, instead of the most expensive option, of course: willow fences in which birds and animals can find shelter.

Other public spaces — I wonder when our Bruce Park will be found wanting — will be surveilled and the deployment of cameras has the police services’ admission that the vandalism will only migrate to another area.

Before any cameras are turned on, let’s ensure that we know what we could lose in their artificial lights.

Joshua Weresch

Hamilton Mountain