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PIERCE COUNTY: Sky cams or Big Brother?

Letter by Earl D. Erickson, Tacoma on May 6, 2010 at 9:27 am | No Comments »
May 7, 2010 9:14 am

Re: “Air search spots permit violations” (TNT, 5-4).

Pierce County’s “building amnesty” program has me fired up. Cameras may have there place in society to protect its citizens, but now the county has stepped over the boundary of privacy by flying over properties to spy. The mission is to increase revenue.

The county is now trampelling over a constitutional right of privacy. This is not the time (during a recession) to put their boots to the throats of taxpaying citizens. Maybe the cameras need to be focused and turned the other way to the offices of county employees making six-figure incomes.

These tactics are not serving the public well. There needs to be a ban on this intrusive spying from the sky on the citizens who pay their salaries.

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