Re: law enforcement for profit

From: Chuck Kuecker (
Date: Fri May 05 2000 - 06:08:01 MDT

At 03:50 PM 5/4/00 -0700, Zero wrote:

>Surveillance has *nothing* to do with freedom. You are free now to do
>anything that is legal. You would have that exact same freedom in a
>completely transparent society. Your only loss of freedom would be the
>freedom to commit a crime and get away with it. If you have a problem
>with giving that up, I think that says more about you than it says about

The problem is the definition of "crime". When any action that has no harm
to another person is labeled a "crime", then surveillance becomes
tyrannical. We can look forward (for example) to smokers being fined by
mail, and as was stated earlier, a final breakdown of the "innocent until
proven guilty" principle.

Chuck Kuecker

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