Redlands, CA, Video Surveillance: Big Brother Speaks

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by FliesWay2Much, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

    Came across this article today on Government Security News: Retired police lieutenant and systems integrator will describe success of citywide video surveillance at an ASIS presentation in Chicago

    http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/32632?c=law_enforcement_first_responders

    It was obviously written from a "surveillance is good; more surveillance is better" viewpoint. Here is what hit me right between the eyes:

    Wow -- Big Brother can now directly address the citizenry with his guidance and direction.

    Of course, here is the punchline:

     
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    How long before government puts cameras and listening devices in our homes?

    I can see public housing units to be the first to be wired.
     
  3. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Wiring of public housing will come after Bloomberg gets all public housing residents fingerprinted.

    http://gawker.com/bloomberg-would-like-to-fingerprint-all-public-housing-1162730041

    But at least the residents of such housing aren't too happy:

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/08...ngerprinting-idea-stuns-infuriates-residents/

    Then there is this:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/us/facial-scanning-is-making-gains-in-surveillance.html?hp&_r=0

     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Old story covered elsewhere in TUG but it's still humorus to see some of society's dumbest chasing their tails for 20 minutes: :D



    An undercover police officer "chased himself round the streets" for 20 minutes after a CCTV operator mistook him for suspect​
     
  5. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    I certainly hope that crack-pot Bloomberg checks to see how many public housing residents already have their fingerprints on file before he does that. It would save taxpayers a pot-load of money (pun intended :D ) by not having to fingerprint every single resident.
     
  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    People shouldn't have to get fingerprinted just to enter their home. Only a dictator would think up this kind of (expletive deleted).
     
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  7. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    This is what happens when you hire one sigma below mean.
     

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