The particular brand claims to have complete built-in lights, security sirens and color night vision. Customers can be connected and feel comfortable with the added protection it offers day and night, as its website advertised. In 2020, Ring camera sales tripled while sales were up 30 percent this year, simply proving how Americans are starting to trust and rely on security cameras.
Apparently, liberals and woke mob are actually unhappy with the protection and "peace of mind" this device gives to people. Simply because they fear that using cameras to capture criminals "at work" results in only blacks getting arrested.
Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology (CSPI) President Richard Hanania pointed out on Twitter how the liberal mentality works. "Ring cameras help solve and prevent crime. What's the problem? If it's too easy to solve and prevent crime, it just means you might start suspecting black people. Ergo, we should make it harder to fight crime," he said in his July 11 social media post.
I absolutely love this.
Ring cameras help solve and prevent crime. What's the problem?
If it's too easy to solve and prevent crime, it just means you might start suspecting black people.
Ergo, we should make it harder to fight crime.
— Richard Hanania (@RichardHanania) July 10, 2023
According to the popular tech site WIRED, when setting up a Ring camera, the user is automatically enrolled in the Neighbors service, which is a stand-alone app. It shows an activity feed from all nearby Ring camera owners, with posts about found dogs and stolen hoses and a Safety Report that shows how many calls for service, be they violent or nonviolent that were made in the past week. It also provides an outlet for public safety agencies, like local police and fire departments, to broadcast information widely.
"But it also allows Ring owners to send videos they've captured with their Ring video doorbell cameras and outdoor security cameras to law enforcement. This is a feature unique to Ring, even Nextdoor removed its Forward to Police feature in 2020, which allowed Nextdoor users to forward their own safety posts to local law enforcement agencies. If a crime has been committed, law enforcement should obtain a warrant to access civilian video footage," the leftist online mag added.
This feature allegedly made members of its gear team speak to the manufacturers of the cameras, claiming that there's no evidence that more video surveillance footage keeps communities safer. Instead, Neighbors increased the possibility of racial profiling. "It makes it easier for both private citizens and law enforcement agencies to target certain groups for suspicion of crime based on skin color, ethnicity, religion, or country of origin," WIRED argued. "We believe this feature should not exist.
The monthly American magazine that focuses on emerging technologies interviewed Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar on steps the company was taking to reduce racial profiling. The article said Friar cited the work of Jennifer Eberhardt, a Stanford professor whose work on the psychological associations between race and crime won her a MacArthur Genius grant.
"Much of Eberhardt's work revolves around decision points—the more you make people stop and think before they act, the less likely they are to engage in unconscious racial bias. Putting a frictionless feature directly into Neighbors makes it that much easier for Ring owners to bombard law enforcement with unsubstantiated and possibly biased alarms," it further reported.
It also pointed out a problem of the camera hardware having a low frame rate, slow loading and bulky designs. The said brand also has car cameras that the magazine reviewed to not prevent break-ins when the car is off. "Like other companies, including Wyze and Eufy, the company tends to only address security loopholes when they are discovered by outside parties. If you're buying a video camera, you need to consider where it's placed, because no camera is 100 percent safe," it continued to claim.
The site concluded Ring cameras are affordable and ubiquitous, but they reminded readers that there are other alternatives. It added that homeowners shouldn't be able to act as vigilantes because some of the criminals apprehended might be black. (Related: FBI STATS: More than 60% of known murder offenders in 2021 were BLACK.)
It all boils down to the Left preferring to risk our lives just because they think it is "racist" to capture a non-white person committing illegal activities on the security camera.
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