Sneaky cameras

Sneaky cameras

Sneaky cameras

First published in Letters by

THE use of the spy camera (The Press, June 4) is sneaky, back-door revenue raising by City of York Council.

What also concerns me is that Freedom of Information requests have to be implemented to get the data on what is going on. Why the secrecy, unless they have something to hide?

They are never slow at publishing any actions that they perceive put themselves in a good light.

Geoff Robb, Hunters Close, Dunnington, York.

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11:56am Mon 9 Jun 14

Yorkieand says...

If you don't break the law you have nothing to worry about.What's the problem?

Those moaning are generally those that flout various rules/laws and aren't happy when they are brought to account.
If you don't break the law you have nothing to worry about.What's the problem? Those moaning are generally those that flout various rules/laws and aren't happy when they are brought to account. Yorkieand
  • Score: -28

1:12pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Young the Southbanker says...

I think the quotation you might be reaching for is:
"If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear"
Attributed to Joseph Goebbels, and also, curiously, George Orwell.

If you have nothing to hide, then that quite literally means you are willing to let me photograph you naked? And I get full rights to that photograph—so I can show it to your neighbours?

Get the idea?
Don't try this at home :-)
I think the quotation you might be reaching for is: "If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear" Attributed to Joseph Goebbels, and also, curiously, George Orwell. If you have nothing to hide, then that quite literally means you are willing to let me photograph you naked? And I get full rights to that photograph—so I can show it to your neighbours? Get the idea? Don't try this at home :-) Young the Southbanker
  • Score: 28

2:06pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Dr Brian says...

Yorkieand wrote:
If you don't break the law you have nothing to worry about.What's the problem?

Those moaning are generally those that flout various rules/laws and aren't happy when they are brought to account.
Totally agree
[quote][p][bold]Yorkieand[/bold] wrote: If you don't break the law you have nothing to worry about.What's the problem? Those moaning are generally those that flout various rules/laws and aren't happy when they are brought to account.[/p][/quote]Totally agree Dr Brian
  • Score: -43

5:06pm Mon 9 Jun 14

courier46 says...

Agree,dont break the law.Simples
Agree,dont break the law.Simples courier46
  • Score: -1

7:30pm Mon 9 Jun 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Yorkieand wrote:
If you don't break the law you have nothing to worry about.What's the problem?

Those moaning are generally those that flout various rules/laws and aren't happy when they are brought to account.
Can you tell me how the spy camera can differentiate between the following:
1. a stationary car on double yellow lines dropping someone off - which I believe you can do;
2. a car parked on double yellow lines;
If it can't then there are going to be a lot of appeals being lodged, now where have I heard that one before? Hmmmm!
[quote][p][bold]Yorkieand[/bold] wrote: If you don't break the law you have nothing to worry about.What's the problem? Those moaning are generally those that flout various rules/laws and aren't happy when they are brought to account.[/p][/quote]Can you tell me how the spy camera can differentiate between the following: 1. a stationary car on double yellow lines dropping someone off - which I believe you can do; 2. a car parked on double yellow lines; If it can't then there are going to be a lot of appeals being lodged, now where have I heard that one before? Hmmmm! notpedallingpaul
  • Score: 22

4:10am Tue 10 Jun 14

Magicman! says...

It's not just cars the council are being sneaky with... There are CCTV cameras placed at Duncombe Place, and another on the lower part of Micklegate/Bridge Street - these were installed for public safety use. The council are now using those cameras to issue fines to coaches that go over Ouse or Lendal bridges, in a deceiving and incorrect use of cameras that are supposed to be for public safety only. Plus it's a bit of a backward use anyway, surely coaches are the things that bring the most tourists into the city!
It's not just cars the council are being sneaky with... There are CCTV cameras placed at Duncombe Place, and another on the lower part of Micklegate/Bridge Street - these were installed for public safety use. The council are now using those cameras to issue fines to coaches that go over Ouse or Lendal bridges, in a deceiving and incorrect use of cameras that are supposed to be for public safety only. Plus it's a bit of a backward use anyway, surely coaches are the things that bring the most tourists into the city! Magicman!
  • Score: 28

8:35am Tue 10 Jun 14

CaroleBaines says...

Another vote for 'don't break the law' . Living in a society is about obeying the rules, not just those you like. See this too often nowadays, people who think the don't let your dog off its lead don't apply to theirs etc etc.
Another vote for 'don't break the law' . Living in a society is about obeying the rules, not just those you like. See this too often nowadays, people who think the don't let your dog off its lead don't apply to theirs etc etc. CaroleBaines
  • Score: -1

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