New technology used in the U.S. identifies suspicious activity, alerts police.
David Gard/For The Star-LedgerEast Orange unveils its revolutionary crime-fighting technology. East Orange Police Officers monitor the cameras and sensors.
How large a role should technology play in keeping our streets safe? That’s what in the United States the NJ.com users are talking about in response to news that in the East Orange County in New Jersey , the county police has installed cameras around the city that may be able to detect criminal activity and alert police. East Orange county announced recently the installation of the cameras, which contain “computer chips that automatically sense hundreds of suspicious scenarios,” at a press conference attended in East Orange by both public officials and international law enforcement agents.
What’s the reaction of the public? It is hard to say. Some people commented that “only people who are paranoid or have something to hide would arguably object. The police’s goal is to promote safety – and to have a viable means of identification if a crime is committed. They are not interested in just being voyeurs!”. Other said ” I don’t have a problem being watched all the time or any time because (a) I have nothing to hide and (b) I’d rather be watched by the police rather than scoped out by a criminal intending on robbing me! My purse was snatched 2 years ago right on Main St. in New Jersey and if the cameras were in force then the police would have been able to identify the robber. I’m all for the cameras.” Others oppose to the inititative, because they think is too intrusive in their private lifes. READ MORE HERE