Should cameras be placed in courtrooms .....

Canada
May 1, 2007 10:28pm CST
so criminal trials can be televised ? Is this not breeching on one's right to have some privacy or shoudl this be the public's right ? Why or why not ?
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@villageanne (8579)
• United States
2 May 07
Where do you come up with these questions?? LOLOL Well my personal opinion is that cameras should not be allowed in the court room for several reasons. One being that that gives the person who is on trial a free and live audience so in a sense it is giving him the spotlight. A criminal does not deserve the spotlight. When camera's are allowed in the courtroom, the person on trial gets to be a star. Many criminals want to be in the spotlight and to get attention. They thrive on it and I am afraid that crime may acturally increase because criminals want that spotlight that badly. Second, I think our children are exposed to too much crime these days and dont need to be exposed to it anymore. Three, I think that a potential criminal thrives on this type of media so they can learn to do a crime better and this will only promote more crime. That is my opinion and my reasons. I am against camera's in the courtroom
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• Canada
2 May 07
Lol , I just keep trying to come up with controversial debates that might get people thinking :) I really like your reasoning on this as I don't agree with them in the courtroom either but you even pointed out some reasons that I had not thought about myself . Thank you for your response .
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• United States
2 May 07
It is just the way I think about it. I know everyone has an opinion and I value everyones opinion as the individuals that we are.
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