LETTER: Law-abiding citizens shouldn’t fear cameras

News Mar 24, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

Re: Cameras will just move vandals to another area (Letters, March 19)

One of the privileges of living in Canada is the right to disagree publicly with various government plans, in this case the city’s proposal for surveillance cameras in certain parks.

Unfortunately, it is vandals that have caused this needless expense. The average law-abiding citizen and their families have nothing to worry about.

I’m sure the police have much more important tasks to do than watching Hamiltonians enjoy themselves strolling through a park and seeing their children at play.

I strongly suspect, unless there has been a report of vandalism, the tapes from these cameras will be deleted without being viewed.

No one’s civil liberties will be infringed upon – unless they’re breaking the law.

I’m not sure, however well meaning, his suggestion of “willow fences in which birds and animals can find shelter” has to do with protecting our city parks from hooligans.

Even if the vandals move to another area, as the letter writer suggests, does that mean we should give up and not attempt to protect the parks? Of course not.

Our city councillors and police department are doing their best to keep our city parks safe and protected for the vast majority of Hamiltonians.

Jacquie Reid

Hamilton Mountain

LETTER: Law-abiding citizens shouldn’t fear cameras

News Mar 24, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

Re: Cameras will just move vandals to another area (Letters, March 19)

One of the privileges of living in Canada is the right to disagree publicly with various government plans, in this case the city’s proposal for surveillance cameras in certain parks.

Unfortunately, it is vandals that have caused this needless expense. The average law-abiding citizen and their families have nothing to worry about.

I’m sure the police have much more important tasks to do than watching Hamiltonians enjoy themselves strolling through a park and seeing their children at play.

I strongly suspect, unless there has been a report of vandalism, the tapes from these cameras will be deleted without being viewed.

No one’s civil liberties will be infringed upon – unless they’re breaking the law.

I’m not sure, however well meaning, his suggestion of “willow fences in which birds and animals can find shelter” has to do with protecting our city parks from hooligans.

Even if the vandals move to another area, as the letter writer suggests, does that mean we should give up and not attempt to protect the parks? Of course not.

Our city councillors and police department are doing their best to keep our city parks safe and protected for the vast majority of Hamiltonians.

Jacquie Reid

Hamilton Mountain

LETTER: Law-abiding citizens shouldn’t fear cameras

News Mar 24, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

Re: Cameras will just move vandals to another area (Letters, March 19)

One of the privileges of living in Canada is the right to disagree publicly with various government plans, in this case the city’s proposal for surveillance cameras in certain parks.

Unfortunately, it is vandals that have caused this needless expense. The average law-abiding citizen and their families have nothing to worry about.

I’m sure the police have much more important tasks to do than watching Hamiltonians enjoy themselves strolling through a park and seeing their children at play.

I strongly suspect, unless there has been a report of vandalism, the tapes from these cameras will be deleted without being viewed.

No one’s civil liberties will be infringed upon – unless they’re breaking the law.

I’m not sure, however well meaning, his suggestion of “willow fences in which birds and animals can find shelter” has to do with protecting our city parks from hooligans.

Even if the vandals move to another area, as the letter writer suggests, does that mean we should give up and not attempt to protect the parks? Of course not.

Our city councillors and police department are doing their best to keep our city parks safe and protected for the vast majority of Hamiltonians.

Jacquie Reid

Hamilton Mountain