Does public safety override property owners' concerns about cost? Is it practical to have this requirement in a city like Los Angeles with such a high rate of low-income housing? Who would be responsible if a building owner couldn't pay?
The Associated Press’ Twitter account was hacked today and the perpetrator sent out a fake tweet saying that President Obama was injured in an explosion at the White House. Minutes later, the AP announced that the tweet was fake, but enough people had read the hacked tweet to cause the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 to both plummet.
The LAPD estimates over 300 security cameras to cover the entire city. Should Los Angeles install more surveillance cameras? Do cameras deter crime? Would you be uncomfortable with “Big Brother” watching or is it worth it to prevent future tragedies?