I get what you're saying, but property rights are generally the province of those who own the property.So we'll err toward the side of fear and reduction of property rights
The security contractor would appear to be hiring. Recent South College grads, take heart!
(These guys bought Wackenhut which you'll remember from the sleeping watchman in Oak Ridge a couple of years ago.)
"Kids that didn't want to play along got trampled."
"If God manifested Himself to us here He would do so in the form of a spray can advertised onTV." ~ PKD
The apartment building isn't the only missile site around London for the Games (and there are probably some permanent ones as well -- this is London, after all). And the Brits have a good reason for picking this particular site.
Here are some excerpts from the AP article Tess linked to in her first post:
The missiles will be installed within days on the 17-story tower, one of six sites around London where surface-to-air missiles will be stationed as part of a vast security operation for games that run through Aug. 12. Rapier or smaller high-velocity missiles also will be located atop another apartment building, at a reservoir and on farmland in east London, and along hillsides in the south of the city.
Fred Wigg Tower is one of two 1960s public housing towers on an otherwise low-rise street, and its appeal to the Ministry of Defense is obvious. The upper floors and roof offer an unimpeded view over east London, the Canary Wharf business district and the Olympic Park, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) away.
Local lawmaker John Cryer has suggested the residents—many of them recent immigrants who speak English as a second language—are being pushed around because they live in public housing. He said he wondered whether a similar deployment would take place in "a leafy, middle-class area."
Yet leafy, middle-class Blackheath in south London is getting missiles on its common, and another building whose roof is being used is a gated development full of young professionals.