This is how it starts, isn’t it?
This program has a very defined, small goal. But we know how it could be used. Of course, tracking of vehicles, trains, planes, and people is a main topic in all three of my Govicide books. And in the books it starts out innocently, just like this Georgia program.
We know what the problem is: How is it legal to film people going everywhere, or using tracking devices on their cars, but it’s still illegal for government employees–Agents, policeman, sheriffs, etc.–to follow law-abiding citizens? The former is considered to be a non-intrusive, efficient way for governments to enforce the law. Whereas, the latter is outright stalking.
The problem is both cases should be considered stalking, shouldn’t they? Sure, there’s no car with tinted windows following you at every turn. But still, following people using cameras is–let’s just call it what it is: stalking, by any definition of the word.
We are all fools if we think of it any differently. We shouldn’t fall for the arguments governments make regarding these networks of cameras. If following someone in a car is stalking, then following someone with a camera should be stalking as well, whether it’s done by a private individual or a government.
The people of Tybee, GA better nip this in the bud before they start down the short road to the One World Government in my Govicide novels.