Letters to the Editor

Fast Focus: All is fair

I think that this is a no-brainer. Law enforcement officers should be able to catch and prosecute anyone who breaks the law with whatever means that are available, including red light surveillance cameras. It seems that we are of the mentality that it is okay to break the law as long as I don't get caught. I understand that the state of California has a law that says that a law enforcement officer cannot use radar to catch speeders, because the speeder might not know that he is being tracked and it is his right to speed and break the law.

Law enforcement officers should be allowed to catch law breakers using whatever means are at their disposal, including any and all surveillance cameras that are in the area, whether for traffic control or inside or outside places of business. You have no right to break the law. We must not tie the hands of those we have charged to protect our privacy and to protect us from our own stupidity.

-- Charles O. Robinson, Prosser