D.C. expanding public surveillance camera net | Freeman Klopott | DC | Washington Examiner This is just what we don't need, more surveillance. The fact that they're deliberately trying to use security cameras from private businesses is just that much more alarming. Private citizens and private corporations don't have to follow the 4th Amendment like the government does. They're doing this to bypass the Constitution: It's like having the cops hiring burglars to break into our homes rather than going to a judge to get a search-warrant. I don't believe for one second that this camera network is there just to stop terror attacks; the government is just saying that because the public would have a cow if they said they wanted to place cameras everywhere to monitor is wherever we go. How stupid do they think we are? Do they honestly think we actually believe that they're just going to keep camera footage for only 10-days, or that they won't monitor protestors? Yeah right!