The big objections to the Kings Point cameras is that “it will have the effect of screening every driver – resident or visitor – for criminal activity.” Further, “it isn’t being applied to troublesome, or even potentially troublesome, spots”.
It can only be concluded that the editorial would be in favor of a system that did not screen every driver and was only applied to troublesome locations. Should Kings Point have applied some sort of selective parameters to the process? Perhaps they could only take pictures of persons who fit a profile of troublesome; or only position the cameras at locations where troublesome people congregate. Seems like that would resolve your objections.
Whether there is an expectation of privacy on public streets will eventually be determined in the courts. The current practice of fondling everyone at the airport indicates what that decision will be.