The CSU Police Department has used cameras to monitor the crowd
at Hughes Stadium at Sonny Lubick Field during CSU football games
for more than a decade, but it seems odd that police officials
don’t make the public more aware of the fact.
The cameras may help the CSU administration enforce its recent
ban on alcohol at the stadium and may help CSUPD deal with any
disorderly attendees at the games.
It just seems strange that the university doesn’t do more to let
people know about the cameras.
Being filmed without knowledge or consent can be an unsettling
feeling for some people, especially those who just came to watch a
football game. While the Collegian supports any actions by the
university to protect the student body, it would have been common
courtesy to do as much as possible to let people know they are
Not only would this quell any conspiracy theories or “Big
Brother” concerns that might arise, but it could also potentially
act as a preemptive movement to keep students safe, rather than a
Students would be less likely to fight or act inappropriately if
they knew they were being watched and/or filmed during the game.
The number of arrests and injuries would probably decrease