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IamZero
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socialpinko
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Security Cameras are not an invasion of privacy.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/22/2011 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
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IamZero

Pro

Security Cameras stop crimes and can identify dangerous criminals.
socialpinko

Con

I thank my opponent for the chance to debate this topic and look forward to an interesting debate.
Good luck!

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"Security Cameras stop crimes and can identify dangerous criminals."
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The resolution clearly states that "Security Cameras are not an invasion of privacy.". You are pro which means that you must show why security cameras are not invasions of privacy.

All you have written is that they can stop crimes and identify criminals. This does not show why they are not an invasion of privacy. I could say that keeping every person under 18 in the U.S. in prison cell filled with security cameras and guarded by security personel woud stop murders by people inder 18 but that hardly proves that it would not be an invasion of privacy and a violation of rigts.

I await my opponent's response.
Debate Round No. 1
IamZero

Pro

If you put everybody under 18 in the US in a prison cell filled with security cameras and guards, that would be worse than a simple security camera. So that's irrelevant. What I'm talking about is a little camera in the corner of a store that keeps people from stealing stuff, or the camera in a airport that keeps terrorists from blowing planes to space dust.
socialpinko

Con

"If you put everybody under 18 in the US in a prison cell filled with security cameras and guards, that would be worse than a simple security camera. So that's irrelevant. What I'm talking about is a little camera in the corner of a store that keeps people from stealing stuff, or the camera in a airport that keeps terrorists from blowing planes to space dust."

Obviously my idea is ridiculous and would never happen but I used it to point out that while something may prevent crimes or help to catch criminals, that does not make it any less of an invasion of privacy.

You have not backed up your claim that security cameras are not an invasion of privacy. You spent the last round merely responding to my prison scenario which you were not meant to take seriously. I assume this can only mean that you have conceded your two arguments.

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Debate Round No. 2
IamZero

Pro

IamZero forfeited this round.
socialpinko

Con

Extend all of my arguments.
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Debate Round No. 3
IamZero

Pro

IamZero forfeited this round.
socialpinko

Con

My opponent only brought two arguments to this debate which did not actually support his resolution. He stated that security cameras are not an invasion of privacy because:

"Security Cameras stop crimes and can identify dangerous criminals."

These two contentions were not upheld with any empirical evidence so can already be discarded. However even if my opponent had backed up these contentions with evidence, they would not have helped his case. He did not show that even if security cameras helped to "stop crimes and can identify dangerous criminals" this would not prove that they are any less of an invasion of privacy.

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Kung-Fu_Action_Jesus 5 years ago
Kung-Fu_Action_Jesus
I agree with mcc1789, you have to be more specific.
Posted by mcc1789 5 years ago
mcc1789
Do you mean a security camera system like that in London, which is placed and controlled by the state, cameras store owners among others use, or both? In other words, does this refer to both government and private security cameras?
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
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Vote Placed by Chrysippus 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Double forfeit. Pro didn't seem to care about this one.