Does public safety trump your right to privacy?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 4:09
- Date Dec 14, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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Big Brother -- he -- to us government officials are installing audio surveillance on public -- across the country giving them the ability to record.
-- in all conversations.
So should public safety trump your right to practice.
Jamie now Fox News legal analyst -- always do it and this is why do this for so I don't get it well I.
I guess they're been crimes on these buses and have been issues with the bus drivers -- some millions of saying listen you got to protect our bus drivers.
What's happening though is that your right to privacy.
Limited as it is in public situations is -- -- -- out the window in places like San Francisco on the trolley cars.
Durum let's look at the list Eugene Oregon Columbus Hartford essence.
Other cities around the country the DHS department of homeland security and CAD and local and state authorities are put money together.
So I just put up a camera to help.
They -- that you have your help but the they're worried about the bus trapped here right they have cameras okay and now that integrating audio.
Now they're integrating -- -- it can go out on the win.
To -- deep post somewhere else to a police facility to someone they can listen to your conversation with your children.
On the bus you're talking about school you're talking about going to see a relative go to see your mother.
And all of that stuff becomes.
Part of the Easter I'm and hit and run didn't say that has talked to my husband about they know I don't know.
-- that one might be a little bit more private it would what they prime but all of that is private and so now we have a situation in this country.
Where yes there should be some limitations.
On what goes on in public the facilities we see in airports we see it in in certain.
Tabs they have cameras right but now our conversation.
Will be monitored that legal.
In the end it may be legal in the end the government may find -- Way around the Fourth Amendment.
Because they're saying well we're giving you warning that we're listening to you.
But what kind of country is that where we say it's okay -- listen to you because we -- hold you.
That we're going to listen to you how far is the standard being a deviated.
That we're saying yeah we can except that what are we except next.
In doctors' offices do we accept it -- -- in the studios.
And in the offices of Fox News or NBC news.
We -- do we limit this in terms of eaves dropping and to say okay we need to protect our bus drivers.
I agree but at what cost do we do that.
Is video enough as you say -- but let me ask you this what kind of warning.
You know because for example I'm thinking of like drug warnings they say really really fast at the end of TV commercials.
Or they're really really tiny it'll find pro now at -- what kind of worn well I think added that there are signs up -- it -- panel on these buses that say you know your conversation is going to be listened to.
But should we sit in silence.
On the bus the bus which is the hallmark of civil rights in this country.
Remember Rosa Parks you can go to museum in I think in Dearborn Michigan and see that bus.
About going to the back of the bus do we all now sits silently on the bus because we're afraid that our government is listening to our conversations.
About groceries about family problems about date night about who were voting for -- for president about what we intend to be.
Doing fine if there's a terrorist risk.
Then there is a notch in the law -- two allow that.
But to have Americans eavesdrop on and on a daily basis going from work to work to church from church.
That I think is a real real problem that we've got to grapple.
With that the government may find an excuse for it but I don't find any excuse for it all right interesting debate Peter have -- candidacy -- reached out to -- DETCD -- DH -- for statement -- it's almost writes I'm actually.
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