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.