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Letter: Camera surveillance and creep factor

Connie Wiermann of Franklin Square rallies to end

Connie Wiermann of Franklin Square rallies to end school zone speed cameras outside the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. Credit: Barry Sloan

So many voices complained that the school-zone cameras were about raising money, not about public safety ["Demise of the cameras," Letters, Dec. 21].

I hated the cameras most of all for how far they moved us toward being a surveillance society, as usual in the name of safety and security.

Isn't anyone else creeped out by this? Does the government of a "free" country really need an electronic eye watching over all of its citizens? What kind of country are we becoming?

Janet King, Glen Cove