In the fifth and final poll of OB Rag readers, we queried people about the plans to install 24-hour police surveillance cameras along the Ocean Beach waterfront.
San Diego Police and at least one OB organization have been touting these plans of putting up cameras from the OB Pier north along the waterfront.
But according to this poll – which ran for a week and had 141 participants – only 38% are ready for the cameras (53 votes). These readers agreed to the option that read:
“We need these cameras. OB has become unruly especially at night when criminal elements act with impunity.”
However, on the other side of the question, a full quarter of the readers who took part – 25% – believed it smacked of “big brother” and “would be an affront to our rights and privacies,” (35 votes).