It’s common for one to see police officers on television following a suspect around in their car-keeping tabs on their every move. On occasions, officers may sit in a car outside the suspect’s house and watch them come and go. The officer gains vital information about this suspect by watching them. They may also follow the person to where they go, and who they meet with in order to gather information about what they are illegally involved with; or if they are involved with anything illegal at all. It is completely legal for government officials to do this, and they need no court or judge approval. Some may say this is an invasion of privacy, but in actuality it’s not. When we as citizens go in public we are aware that we will be surrounded by other people; therefore, we give up the right to complete privacy. If a person doesn’t want anyone looking at them then they shouldn’t go in public. We are human beings and are naturally observant creatures; it’s unrealistic to believe that a person can have complete privacy when in public. Furthermore, if one is not engaged in any illegal activities they shouldn’t care if they are being watched. Public surveillance has been used on many occasions to catch criminals, and save lives. Police officials are doing their job by catching bad guys, and keeping the community safe.
Another common technique law enforcement uses is photographs/recordings and tracking devices. When in public, government or local officials may take photographs and recordings of the things we do or say. Is it an invasion of our privacy rights for them to do so? No, the government does indeed have the right to photograph people when in public, and use these photographs against them in the court of law. Citizens have a constitutional right to photograph anything we see in