Smile, You'Re on Security Camera

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10 February 2015

Smile, You’re on Security Camera

In the March 2004 edition of the Boston Globe, correspondent John McElheny wrote a piece on video cameras and the action that unfold both in public and behind the scenes. The opening of the article starts talking about how one private detective Rob Selevitch has had many years, 25 to be exact, going about the city of Boston questioning witnesses and handling crime. McElheny introduces Selevitch as being one of the first people he’s come into contact with in conducting his interview. Selevitch gives account of how video cameras are pretty much everywhere and that you’re under surveillance all the time (81). The examples McElheny allows Selevitch to provide are good factual and experienced observations, but he allowed Selevitch to boast a little too much in his interview.

Throughout the majority of this article, there were a lot of statistical data being thrown into the mix. This information broadens the spectrum of the article with these numbers and utilizes the time spent to research factual data. In paragraphs two through eight, Selevitch gives detail into the layout of every building, parking garage, and supermarket that were used to solve crimes while he served as detective (81). The article itself shows that John McElheny may have felt amused by the fact that cameras captured much of our daily lives that we practically failed to even pay attention to. His argument in concern to cameras being in such offset places even when we notice them is a way getting the attention of readers to “be careful what you do when you think no one else is watching.”

McElheny goes on by interviewing John Hogan Jr., chief of the MBTA’s operations control center and how they plan on having more cameras on bus transit in hopes of surveying passengers as they move about. Not only has this article been made a valid…...

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