Letter to the editor: So-called solution steals fr


    Bryan Catanzaro

    I have to disagree with the letter regarding placing “devices” at intersections and in random places to catch reckless drivers.

    It is interesting that the letter mentions how this solution works in European communities, but I think it would never work in America. The right to privacy is something deeply ingrained in the American psyche and government. The right to privacy is guaranteed us by the Fourth Amendment. This amendment guarantees that, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.”

    My car is one of my ‘effects,’ and having a camera photograph me without a search warrant definitely violates my right to be “secure in [my] person.”

    Most Americans will not and should not tolerate this approach. Our history is full of brave fights to preserve and defend our rights, not just at Yorktown or Iwo Jima, but also in the courts.

    The question should be whether having cameras recording our actions is worth violating the fundamental rights guaranteed us by the Constitution. I find the possible property damage inconsequential in comparison.

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