[QUOTE=Socrates the Greek;1253944]“a camera in a hockey rink, anywhere will not do anything to deter assaults on children, as the assaulter will do it somewhere else, where there is 'no' camera,”
No, of course not he will not do anything in front of a camera, but the camera will be able at time of question to show what type of interaction took place in hallways, under stair ways, anywhere deemed necessary, how long the Coach talk to a youngster with out any one else present, what do you guys think the coach is going to communicate with the little kid in mental telepathy?, of course not, he will talk to the kid when no one else is present, I as a parent think that the electronic surveillance history will be able to determined authenticity to sexual assault complaints by the type of interaction recorded, like talking to a kid when no one is around. Surely the bent coach is not going to say anything in front of other kids, so we have to place an eye capable to record with out bias.
Bent coaches?, strange word indeed. So many conversations
go on in dressing rooms, between kids and kids, kids and
different parents, groups of people, coaches and kids in
groups and kids on their own, (not alone but one on one),
with a camera always on them, how many times will a innocent person be questioned concerning why he was talking
to a kid, maybe explaining hockey strategies, the coach
looking serious, the kid looking confused or uncertain of
what the coach means. pretty innocent stuff, but could look
suspicious on camera, the kid could be upset because he
was questioned about bad behavior, or poor play on the
ice, and that would look suspicious on camera.
The kid could be questioned about 'his/her' treatment of
another kid, either on the ice, or in the dressing room,
that could look suspicious on camera, but isn't.
What you are talking about is looking back through photo
security pictures after the fact, to prove something that
would be added to a court case to make a case stronger.
These young people are changing their clothes all the time,
and a dressing room would have to be designed in a certain
way to allow changing to be done out of sight of the camera.
I would not allow my kid to take off his clothes knowing
there is a camera zoning into the room, so there would have
to be private cubicles to do that.
Just like I don't want a camera in any public bathroom I
am using, but I do appreciate cameras in the public area
of that building, to catch shop lifters, or identify
people who were there, when pictures are checked at a later