Police have arrested a 24-year-old man for allegedly shooting a fellow driver who had cut him off on an Antioch street.
Cornelius Brown remained jailed on $1.6 million bail Tuesday. The 34-year-old Sacramento man Brown is accused of shooting in the back during the confrontation last Thursday is in critical but stable condition.
Brown, a resident of both Antioch and San Francisco, was arrested after police matched his car with a surveillance video from a camera posted near the intersection where the shots were fired.
The main issues are gun availability and whether this dangerous gun owner was already a criminal or not, but another thing comes up. Remember when all the pro-rights libertarian types were howling at the moon about how all these surveillance cameras do no good whatever, how there's no evidence that they've ever assisted in solving even one crime?
And sure enough, scouring the internet it was not possible to uncover such proof. Logic and common sense would not suffice, we needed facts. There weren't even any mentions in news reports about the cameras.
Well finally we have one. I knew all along it was not exactly like on 24, when Chloe can log onto any camera in a matter of seconds and find the bad guy's car, but all it takes is a bit of common sense to realize the ever-increasing urban surveillance systems do assist the police in many cases.
What's your opinion? Do those cameras do more harm than good? Do you think our diminishing privacydue to an invasive government is too high a price to pay for being able to arrest road rage shooters like this guy?
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