Originally Posted by RedSmart
I just look at the camera issue from a safety stand point of view more than anything else.
But it's really not a safety issue. Cameras, scanners, etc don't prevent crime, violence, terrorism or anything else they are purported to protect against. That would require someone actively monitoring that particular camera, at that moment, who is close enough & has the resources and willingness to help.
In some cases, those photographs *may* help law enforcement. But unless the it is a picture of a crime-in-progress or other obviously damning evidence, that evidence is circumstantial at best.
The real benefit is in building a case (for court) against someone. That can help prosecutors, lawyers and the like. It *may* sound like a good thing, and sometimes it certainly is, but often it is not.