In marketing and public relations, much of maintaining a positive image is filling the void of what is not always right in front of you and your stakeholders.

Advocates of surveillance are wary of a so-called “Orwellian State”, a policy of control by propaganda, surveillance, misinformation, denial of truth, and the manipulation of the past.

Proponents of surveillance now have a new case study to arm their policy stance: that of Yanira Maldonado, an Arizona mother of seven.

While returning home to the U.S., Maldonado was arrested after soldiers found 12 pounds of marijuana sophistically mounted under her seat on a bus.

After 9 days in jail, she was released after court officials reviewed security footage that showed Maldonado and her husband boarding the bus carrying only blankets, bottles of water and her purse.

As the war on policy rages, the world must look towards maintaining proper procedure and surveillance for the protection of citizens caught in the crossfire. And when necessary, the enforcers must publicly apologize to victims.