SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Since the Boston Marathon Bombings , western Massachusetts residents don't seem to mind so many surveillance cameras in their every day lives.
Surveillance cameras seem to be everywhere. Where we walk the streets, do our shopping and check us out as we enter and leave buildings
Peter Ampelakis owns a food stand in downtown Springfield. He thinks we could use more surveillance. "Surveillance, anywhere, especially on city streets, It'll be better I think; a lot of crime or something does happen for example like in Boston, you could see who put a package down, did something wrong."
People would rather not have cameras recording what they're doing with their smart phones.
"I think you're drawing the line when you start pointing the camera at your actual residence," said Calvin Cillman of New Haven, CT. "The place where you rest your head, the place you go to sleep at night."
At some of America's larger Police Departments there's been talk of expanding surveillance networks to access more security camera footage.