Caught by Surveillance: Exclusive Interview

By Carlton Purvis, Published Dec 31, 2013, 12:00am EST (Info+)

'Taylor' was born and raised in Chicago. A senior in high school, he lives in the same house he grew up in, is a varsity athlete and was just accepted to a top college. He is also part of a well-known Chicago tagging crew and was arrested for vandalism and trespassing after tagging the top of a building at two in the morning. He was caught after the building owners released the footage to law enforcement.

We talked to him about his experience in our first installment of a series examining surveillance from the other side of the lens -- from the people who got caught.

Getting ******

* *** ***** ***** ** ****** the **** ** * ****-**** ********* building ** *******, *** ****** ** the ******** ****** * ***** ** the ******** ****** ** ***** ******* channel. 

**** ** *** "*********:"

****** **** ****** * ****** ***** of *** ***** ***** ****** *** being ****** ******, * ****** ********** him ** ** *** ******* *** the **** ** *** *****.

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Camera *********

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**** **** * *** ********** ** citizens ******* ** **** ******* ****** them, **** *** ***** ***** ******** about ***** **********.

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* ****** ***** ** ****** ******:

 

Comments (11)

Amazing to see this guy's concern for the individual's right to privacy, but complete disregard for property rights. Isn't the right not to have your property vandalized just as important, if not more so, than privacy? Incredible.

Not more so. The thesis of your argument assumes that personal rights should be subservient to property and other rights. That is essentially the basis the government uses to justify spying on its citizens, unlawful searches and seizures and just about every other intrusion on our right to privacy.

Then again, his position is laughable. He got caught due to his own ignorance and it serves him right.

Ever heard the saying "Property is 9/10ths of the law?" I guess privacy is the other 1/10th.

No, but is there any distiction from "Possession is..."?

Ever heard the saying "Property is theft?" (often attributed to the other "Carl"', Marx)

He only thinks things through when it involves his chances of being caught. Typical of so many individuals these days. Since when is it OK to criminally trespass and damage someone's property? Idiot. He'll eventually do jail time for something, then his mother will hopefully smarten up and kick him out of her home.

'mad clear' = ONVIF Profile M

The guy's a kid in high school. I vaguely remember those days, and thank goodness that those pre-adult shenanigans have not received this level of visibility. Fortunately, there's something about leaving the nest and finding one's own way in the world which wonderfully clarifies one's thinking.

For Taylor's sake, I hope he's young enough that this doesn't follow him for life. The future should be a very promising blank canvas to a you person who is "...a varsity athlete and was just accepted to a top college." A criminal record can really close doors.

"You see me doing thrill-seeker liquor store holdups with a “Born to Lose” tattoo on my chest ...?"

Robert De Niro, Heat

With SO many varsity level athletes with 4.0+ grade averages out there, maybe someone like this Should be weeded out. He Obviously has little concern for his fellow man.

Can I post this document in facebook, twitter and linkedin?... not to promote my company neither a brand of cameras, but the case its interesting to be readed by more people.. Please tell me?

Felipe, I made this article public / free. Feel free to share.

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