Evil Dude

In persuit of a camera angel  i came up beside this guy's tent.    He was angrily mumbling like this .... when he ended with the word "thrill" ... my director's instinct kicked in and I shouted "Cut".  I  paked up my tripod and made a hasty escape.  Later, from far away,  i got this zoom shot of him sitting in his tent.  

This encounter has given me cause to ponder ... about the nature of evil -- anyone who dreams to killing for a thrill is evil, ... about how we cope with evil in our society ...  also about the right to privacy -- have i invaded this person's privacy by publishing this on the Internet.  What are the risks to me, or to him,  or to society of awareness of his predicament or the lack of such awareness?  What was learned -- what could have been learned -- what could have happened?  I respect this person's ability to live free, and do not want to encroach upon it -- yet he is a threat.   Is evil best ignored ... or zoned ... or eradicated?  Can it even be eradicated?  I have no answers ... only questions.





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  1. my photos
  2. my recordings
  3. my streetview
  4. homeless
  5. evil
  6. schizophrenia
  7. privacy
  8. duwamish
  9. item 7793

Comments


Seth says
Concerned Citizen 2007-07-18 13:06:35 7800
Depending upon how much of a threat I believed he was I would send the picture and coordinates to the local fbi. Who knows, maybe you could save 100 lives; one of which might be your own. The picture may not be good enough to ID the person however.
He stayed at that location for about a day ... he is no longer there.  Also he perputrated no crime ... that i know of ... thinking a evil though out-loud, is not a crime.  In fact i might be  guilty of the crime of "invading his privacy" ... after all he had a certain amount of expectation of privacy in his tent on public property.  These things are not as easy as you might at first think.

Mark de LA says
seth 2007-07-19 00:17:18 7800
M 2007-07-18 21:07:33 7800
Whether or not he is currently committing a crime is irrelevant.  He may be a wanted terrorist or a criminal in this country or just someone like an actor practicing lines in a script he is writing or directing. The fbi may be a better judge of such.
And if he did not mutter crazily out loud but quietly to himself and your recording device was nevertheless sensitive enough to record his silent voicings, would then you have sicked the fbi upon him as well?  Is that the kind of big-brother government that you are heading for?
Yep, this finally ended up in the science fiction & absurd realm.

Mark de LA says



UK: 'Big Brother' plan for police to use new road cameras...

Seth says
M 2007-07-18 21:05:45 7800
Actually, if you consider some of the controversy over Google's taking pictures for it's street level maps or the cameras on every corner in Boulder Colorado & Wash. D.C. you will know that taking pictures of someone on public property is not "invasion of privacy".
Yep ... been following that ... which is one of the reasons i started my streetview .  If you take a picture of a person on private property, you must ask their permission to publish it; however, common people in public are fair game.  But is a tent of a person camping out to be considered their home?  Are pictures the same as audio?   Survalence by the authorities is another matter ... here we are dealing only with questions of right to publish.

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