ANDREA MITCHELL, MSNBC: Congressman, briefly, do you think that this will lead to more cameras? I know its controversial, there are privacy issues. BosGOP Rep Peter King On Boston Bombing We Need More Cameraston does have a lot of cameras. European cities, led by London, have the most. Are Americans going to have to get used to more surveillance on a daily basis?
So, I do think we need more cameras. We have to stay ahead of the terrorists and I do know in New York, the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative, which is based on cameras, the outstanding work that results from that. So yes, I do vor more cameras. Theyre a great law enforcement method and device. And again,new york escort it keeps us ahead of the terrorists, Cameras, who are constantly trying to kill us.
REP. PETER KING (R-NY): I think we do because I think privacy involves being in a private location. Being out in the street is not an expectation of privacy. Anyone can look at you, can see you, can watch what youre doing. A camera just makes it more sophisticated, but its no different from your neighbor looking out the window at you or a police officer looking at you walking down the street.
I hope also that members of Congress, both parties, including my own, will realize that the war against terror is not over. And its foolhardy to be cuts in Homeland Security, especially to cities, whose police departments need this to train and to be ready to take on terrorism. (Andrea Mitchell Reports, April 16, 2013)