The Rise of the Invasive Security Camera – Do They Really Stop Crimes?

The surveillance camera has become particularly controversial in terms of its usefulness, practicality and success rate. While skeptics warn against these devices’ violation of civil liberties and individual privacy, law enforcement officials counter that real-time video footage can further investigative efforts and apprehend perpetrators (Urban Institute). I can totally … [Read more...]

How Security Cameras are Changing America’s Privacy Landscape Forever

In a world where new technology is always thought of as nothing but good, the advent of the surveillance camera - also known as closed-circuit television (CCTV) - was celebrated as a huge advancement in safety and law enforcement technology in the 1980s. The cameras were first used by local and city governments to monitor public streets, but businesses with high rates of theft … [Read more...]

Rubio vs Paul: Isolationists We Are Not

America was not, is not, and cannot be an isolationist nation. Our Founding Fathers did not create an isolationist nation; our Constitution does not advocate isolationism; and it cannot be otherwise. During a recent Republican presidential debate candidate Sen. Marco Rubio accused Sen. Rand Paul of being an “isolationist.” The facts are Senator Paul has given no reason to … [Read more...]

United We Stood, Divided We’ll Fall

News that the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage ignited joyous celebration among gays and the media. Images assaulted us on all sides, victory parades showcasing same-sex couples entwined in ecstasy, media gushing praise, and #LoveWins rocking the Twitter universe. They won, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that same-sex couples can marry anywhere, … [Read more...]

Outrageous? Cops Wrote 12,700 Speeding Tickets for 1,260 Feet of Road

A small town in Florida is being scrutinized for corruption after its police officers issued 12,698 speeding tickets between 2011 and 2012 on a stretch of road just over a third of a kilometer in length. Hampton, Florida boasts only 477 residents, but its law enforcement generated $151,000 in speeding fines in 2012 alone. This is mostly a result of the state road running … [Read more...]