Winnipeg school district arms buses with video surveillance

As buses get systems, Winnipeg considers inner-city surveillance camera project

Of course, there must be some limits in place to ensure the captured images aren't misused.

The recordings should be searched as evidence only after serious personal and property crimes, to avoid wasting resources to locate every person who dares litter or jaywalk.

A one-year test should be enough to prove if the project works to reduce crime and answer a lot of the minor concerns surveillance brings.

If the peering lens of a camera means safer walks down city streets, or safer trips to school, it's definitely worth the cost of a little privacy in public places.