Monday, February 20, 2006

Cameras Cameras Everywhere

Watch yourselves boys and girls. All the following links are from Drudge. All the following links appeared on his website TODAY!
  • First up, Chicago! USA Today reports that the mayor wants cameras everywhere. The only thing remotely interesting is that the mayor wants businesses to pay for the cameras themselves AND THEN give the police access. Civil libertarians are appalled, but the democratic party has yet to scream "Eavesdropping! Eavesdropping!"
  • Houston wants cameras in "apartment complexes, downtown streets, shopping malls and even private homes to fight crime during a shortage of police officers. [...] (I)f you are not doing anything wrong, why should you worry about it?" Chief Harold Hurtt told reporters Wednesday [emphasis added - SCC]. Nice sentiments - we nominate the Chief's house to be the first "volunteer"
  • And Santa Monica Pier and Promenade are due for cameras soon.
Be aware people. Be very aware. Remember, even hospitals have cameras and retail security offices are all wired. There's a time and a place to act the fool, and nowadays isn't the time and just about everywhere isn't the place anymore.

40 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am first and Daley can put a camera in my bathroom and I will sit on him every morning!

2/20/2006 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turino Italy is #1!

2/20/2006 08:35:00 PM  
Blogger Crimefile said...

After the doctors shoved a camera up my butt I knew it was all over.

It's only a matter of time before the cameras get smaller, cheaper and even better than they are now.

Soon every aspect of our lives will be available for an "instant replay".

I don't think this is what we really want. I say if the politicians want cameras on us than they should start by putting cameras in at their own offices so we can watch them on the web too. Imagine how creative they will be in passing money back and forth with a camera recording every move.

2/20/2006 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

crimefile,

Go back to your own blog you police hating liberal. You have lost all credibility here.

By the way, that picture makes you look fat.

2/20/2006 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A camera on every wall of every alderman’s office. Cameras in the city hall cloak rooms and inside their cars. Do you remember the camera the cleaning crew found in the restaurant booth across the street from city hall.

By the way, are you aware that all these new stations have video cameras and recorders in them. So if something happens in the lock-up it is on disk in living color. But, (is the American Criminal Liberties Union Listening), there are no warning signs about being under surveillance. Now if that tape shows bad guy hitting cop, is it usable in court? If is shows cop hitting bad guy, can OPS use it against the cop? Is the same rule that prevents the department from issuing the media an I-D picture of the cop under investigation extend to city video recordings, is FOP listening?

2/20/2006 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GPS on your ID already.

2/20/2006 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" So if something happens in the lock-up it is on disk in living color. But, (is the American Criminal Liberties Union Listening), there are no warning signs about being under surveillance. Now if that tape shows bad guy hitting cop, is it usable in court? If is shows cop hitting bad guy, can OPS use it against the cop?"


As long as there's no audio and you aren't in a place where you have a "reasonable expectation of privacy" (like your own home with shades drawn or locker room, or a restroom stall) you don't have to warn anyone...

2/20/2006 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Mayor Daley said...

My own PODS caught me taking $20,000 for a flower pot at 69th & Ashland. And $30,000 for a wrought iron fence at 57 & Racine. These PODS are great. Please let me plea bargain and let me die peacefully in prison Mr. Fitzgerald.

2/20/2006 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous MAyor Daley said...

Plea Bargain:

I am CRIMINAL and NEED to go to jail. Please send me there Mr. FITZGERALD. I am a DEMOCRAT Too. Like Bill CLINTON. We are both criminals.

2/20/2006 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no reason in the world to go out there and kick ass anymore. If this city wants to watch my every move they can count on me not moving too much.

2/20/2006 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Ray said...

Whats goin on

2/20/2006 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that 4393 car...man they are bad ass

2/20/2006 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous patrolman for life said...

To the 2/20/2006 08:53:24 PM poster:

Sorry sonny, but your opinion isn't shared by everyone.

I've been "around the block" a few times, and I not only respect, but agree with Crimefile's opinion most of the time.

At least he's man enough to attach a name, and regular moniker to his rants...unlike SOME people!

2/20/2006 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Declaration of Independance said...

The P.C. crowd is again running amuck at the University of Chicago. It seems that a student posted the cartoon of allah (or mohammed?) with the bomb turbin on his head, on the door of his dorm room because he thought it was funny. The lone muslim student living in the dorm was outraged and complained to school officials.

The student was forced to remove it and offer a written apology to the offended muslim student or face discipline or expulsion.

WHAT THE FUCK?..I could see if he posted it on the muslim students door. But it was on his own door. Couldn't the muslim student walk by and use his freedom of choice, to decide NOT to stop and look at it, if he found it offensive.

NO! It's easier to Fuck with the rights of the majority to prevent the MINORITY from having their feelings hurt.

The newspaper had to go the extra mile to get a quote from the muslim student about "HIS OUTRAGE!"

Fuck you Achmed..Why don't you go BURN some shit down or KILL some infidels for your jihadist beliefs?!

There is no such thing as FREE SPEECH on American University Campuses anymore. The radical LEFT has hijacked the educational institutions for the sake of Political correctness (P.C.)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2/20/2006 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous no "big brother" said...

While there is much to be said for cameras in high crime locations in the public way, Daley is now obsessed.

I believe that da mare is an Orwellian voyeur.

2/21/2006 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crimefile, ignore 8:53

2/21/2006 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George Orwell's"1984" just became true.He was only off by 21yrs.(Not bad if you think about it.)

2/21/2006 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to: 2/20, 11:48 pm.....you're right on the money. The left has hijacked what used to be free speech on American college campuses; its almost ironic in a way....

2/21/2006 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the reason, I think, that Daley and other pols have embraced the idea of surveillance cameras "everywhere", is that 1) they have no solution or understanding as to the nature, extent, and cause of the problem(s) they are trying to solve; 2) they are trying to transform their ignorance of social problems into a politically correct response, in order to insure their re-election. Mnay folks would agree: when it comes to a politician, they have only two ultimate goals in life: 1) to get elected; 2) to stay elected...

2/21/2006 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard if you wrap up your city id card in tinfoil, gps can't track it..

2/21/2006 05:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is that these pols think that the camera is the answer to everything...I hate to tell them that if nobody watches the cameras it doesn't do anything to prevent crime.

I heard they were going to hire people to watch cameras but I don't think the camera watchers ever materialized.

The PODS have been up so long on the west side with no enforcement the idiot dealers are pitching dope under the PODS.

More knee jerk psudo solutions from the policital idiots we put in office.

2/21/2006 05:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to last night's news, the cameras in 3 locations have been responsible for almost 100 million in fines. Mayor Daley ought to be obsessed. OTOH if P.O.'s were doing their jobs and writing a some tickets like they should be, then the City wouldn't have to resort to cameras. I don't like the invasion of privacy or the automatic ticket but you can't argue with money and/or efficiency.

2/21/2006 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is everybody aware that not all these cameras are real? That some DO NOT record and are just decoys?

2/21/2006 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't mean the traffic cameras, just the PODS

2/21/2006 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous "phantomplate.com" said...

You'll find your $30 solution to Big Brother's bullshit stop light cameras at:

www.phantomplate.com


Get a 6 oz. red can of PHOTOBLOCKER undetectable aerosol spray.

2/21/2006 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know.....I'd like to know the percentage of fines levied and fines collected....

2/21/2006 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most clever vanity license plate for parking "scofflaws":

NONE

I hear it's already assigned.

2/21/2006 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet Crimefile would like more cameras! That way he can get more evidence for his clients against the police.

2/21/2006 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Crimefile, ignore 8:53

2/21/2006 12:19:47 AM


Crimefile, quit talking to your self!

2/21/2006 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fix the cameras in the stations.

2/21/2006 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put cameras on Daleys bodyguards so we can track what he's doing. All aldermen and women should be forced to wear tracking devices for our protection. They are the real threat to the city.

2/21/2006 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/21/2006 07:03:58 AM ,

The People running these lights, will never pay those fines at the full price. Amnesty will come into play, so figure 50 to 25% of that booty for the city. also, bet 40% of them will be in county by the time the fines are due. Ask the dept. of revenue what a pain in the ass it is to collect from parkers given to certain people, or in certain areas.

2/21/2006 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Do as I Say Not as I do said...

Isn't it amazing how we just give away our rights here in this city just because the Democratic powers that be say its for our best interests. If a republican was trying to eavesdrop on our lives like this it the democrats would be all over them....HHHMMMMMM

2/21/2006 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago Blows Daley! Seiser Sucks!

2/21/2006 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that those traffic cameras aren't located in economically distressed neighborhoods?

2/22/2006 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't they going to realize that putting cameras everywhere is just going to solidify cases against police. Before it was our word against theirs. And why don't corp counsel fight these bullshit cases instead of settling.

2/22/2006 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE PEOPLE GET THE POLICE THEY WANT. THEY WANT HANDS OFF GIVE EM HANDS OFF FOR A WHILE.
THE PENDJULEM WILL SWING BACK SOON ENOUGH.

2/22/2006 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just for laughs, can the news media find out what campaign contributions the camera folks made to our local democrats.

2/22/2006 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There should be cameras in Daley's office so we could see Alderman Eddie (Jerk) Burke bring those big bundles of cash bribes to him.

2/25/2006 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hay I stepped in a pile of dog Daley today entering the station.

2/25/2006 11:12:00 AM  

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