Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros
Yessir this. Imagine if within seconds of you hitting 911 and being connected, dispatch has a live satellite view of your location. You give them a description of the location/car make/model of the suspect, and all they have to do is keep their dispatched units informed on their location. Police will be able to track thieves long after the fact by analyzing satellite footage, kind of like Deja Vu (Denzel movie).
I severely doubt that someone with access to the software has the time to freely roam around spying on random people; they'll most likely be actively tracking actual suspects, or developing the software.
How would know anyway what someone in that position would do? Do you know how they get picked, get trained, are supervised? This is a situation where you have absolutely no control over the one watching you. You have no idea who's behind that monitor. All you know is that they're from "the system", an amalgam of people, technologies, procedures and processes where interaction with the common people is abstracted and compartmentalized.
People will stop become people, they'll be suspects, or victims or accomplices. I say the important part of being a police officer is actually interacting with the people, seeing what's happening from ground zero. Not sitting in a room in front of monitors and pressing buttons seeing how well you get to play as an omnipresent being.
Also are these the two best excuses for accepting this thing:
- They (probably) won't be watching me specifically?
- Think of the children?
Really? The only way the police can do their job these days is to have recording devices everywhere and blackmail people with scare-lines such as "if you don't go along your children will be abducted and we won't be able to find them in time"?