It probably amazed "law enforcement" that people are upset over those cameras all over St. Lawrence County paid for by a "state grant" and put up secretly to prevent "border crime".
People don't like being watched. I have always heard complaints about the incessant road blocks along the border. Sometimes its to prevent terrorism or there's the old saw about the war on drugs.
Maybe its to stop people not paying New York's $4.60 a pack tax on cigarettes.
The images are available to any police agency. A boon to reality shows not seen since dashboard cams turned traffic stops into entertainment for the masses.
Watertown Daily Times | Source: State grant funded north country cameras