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bobjengr
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bobjengr   5/3/2013 9:07:00 PM
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I think this will be a natural progression after 911 and Boston.  Do we have a choice--I'm not too sure.  The sad fact is all of this effort is after the fact and seemingly; we do NOT have those security mechanisms in place to adequately prevent future Bostons from happening.   Now, what I don't know, is how many tragic events have been stopped as a result of good police work, local and Federal.   I'm sure several if not many.  We will be living in a world in which the only privacy left will be thoughts never uttered nor written.  It's coming then, the media will scream "the public has the right to know".

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Chuck_IAG   5/3/2013 6:43:13 PM
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How much freedom and privacy are we willing to give away to feel marginally safer?  It's commonly said that if you have nothing to hide, you shouldn't fear a loss of privacy.  But that's not the way things work.  The saying "He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security" is attributed to Ben Franklin.  Whoever said it, I agree.  Once all the cameras are up and watching every step you take, there's no going back.  The choices we make now will affect our great-grandchildren.  I hope that we are wiser than we seem to be.

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Jack Rupert, PE   5/3/2013 4:57:23 PM
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The follow-up to that, tekochip, it that I heard primary reason they released the photos was because of the amateur investigators out there on the social media site who were fingering everybody and their brother as possible suspects.  Once they were focused in the right direction, the identities came out (although not necessarily by those who should have been making the phone calls).

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apresher   5/2/2013 8:00:06 PM
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Not surprising that surveillance gear sales will jump after this.  So much publicity.  Hopefully it will be a deterrent if people realize there are so many cameras especially in public places.

tekochip
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tekochip   5/2/2013 11:17:02 AM
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I thought that it was interesting that releasing information to the public is what allowed authorities to apprehend the suspects. Dzhokhar wasn't found when the city was locked down, he was found when the lock down was lifted and a resident noticed something was askew.  Had the resident been allowed out of his home Dzhokhar could have been captured first thing in the morning.


Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   5/2/2013 9:16:15 AM
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Of course, this makes perfect sense, especially considering video surveillance helped identify some of the people involved so quickly. I don't like the idea of "Big Brother" watching everyone, everywhere, and I'm sure some people feel a bit uncomfortable with video surveillance, but if it's done discreetly and not used for voyeuristic or overly paranoid surveillance-type purposes, seems like this would be a good thing.

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