Is it your right not to be photographed in public? Nope.
Today, the Portland City Council is addressing the installation of Portland Police Bureau spy cameras on Portland streets.
These cameras would be used monitor public spaces to help with natural disasters and emergencies. They could also be used for things like even management, as well as investigation of people who have been suspected of committing a crime.
I was joined on my show today by Alaina Melville, who is part of a group that strongly opposes the installation of these cameras. A big part of her argument consists of stating that photographing people in public places is illegal. She also mentioned that she didn't like the fact that they could use these cameras to monitor things like protests and the occupy movement.
This argument strikes me as self serving. It sounds like Alaina is looking for a new hobby now that her and her occupy cohorts have been kicked out of the parks. During this entire interview, she failed to really address any question I asked with a legitimate answer.
Take a listen, and you judge for yourself.