A camera in every (Houston) kitchen

Houston police chief Harold Hurrt wants to put surveillance cameras in all kinds of private spaces … including homes.

“I know a lot of people are concerned about Big Brother, but my response to that is, if you are not doing anything wrong, why should you worry about it?” Chief Harold Hurtt told reporters Wednesday at a regular briefing.

That’s the same stupid argument almost all proponents of invasive law enforcement actions state. It puts the burden of proof on the wrong party. It presupposes guilt instead of innocence. It makes the innocent feel guilty for not allowing the state to see whatever the state wants to see.

Most importantly, here’s the critical answer to Hurrt’s question:

Because one day, you might change the definition of what’s wrong!

 


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