In my regular walks I’ve noticed something interesting. A significant number of tiny cameras, mounted on the end of ten foot fishing pole-like contraptions have sprung up within a few blocks of me. So far all I’ve seen are north of me.

They aren’t just on major thoroughfares or adjacent to traffic lights but all over a residential neighborhood. The only labels I’ve found on them refer to “Juson Technology”.

I wonder if those that authorized whatever these cameras are doing recognize that a) what they’re doing is probably actionable; and b) if it isn’t it probably calls into question a significant number of Supreme Court cases on subjects that the very same people probably consider sacrosanct.

5 comments… add one
  • Grey Shambler Link

    Are you certain they’re not gunshot monitors?

  • bob sykes Link

    They are not actionable. You have no right to privacy when walking outside on the public streets. If the cameras are focused on your yard, you may have some sort legal resort.

    Red light cameras finally disappeared, because many local courts held that a traffic citation had to be issued by a cop on the scene. It could not be done remotely by a company hired by the city.

  • m.glafmer Link

    Certainly seems like a Chinese company.

    And I’m ambivalent about gunshot monitors. I appreciate that they’re helpful to address crime, but I don’t like constant passive surveillance.

    Stupid life. Not so simple.

  • I’ve been living in this neighborhood for 35 years. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a gunshot here.

  • Grey Shambler Link

    Your neighborhood is safer for the technicians who install them.

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