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Mayor Daley has argued that security and terrorism won’t be an issue if his Olympic dreams come true because, by 2016, there will be a surveillance camera on every street corner in Chicago.
But even before that blanket coverage begins, the “Big Brother’’ network is being put to better use.
Originally posted by ZindoDoone
I'm willing to bet that there will be a run on paintball guns in Chicago. From emails I get from friends in the UK, they are spending lots of money replacing lenses and cleaning them because people are finding ways to paint them or destroy them. I truely hope I'm right!!!
Originally posted by Britguy
I've said it many times - the town centre and urban CCTV systems do NOT deter a lot of crime, they simply record it for later evidential purposes in the hope the perps can be identified, in which case it'll be submitted as evidence. That is, if the bad guys are ever caught, let alone identified beyond reasonable doubt from grainy footage.
A bit like the police really. The general public deter more crime than the police do who, like the cameras, are rarely there to prevent a crime happening but arrive after the fact to begin an investigation.
At least it supplies a ceaseless amount of voyeuristic footage for all the cable tv crime programmes (gotta pay for the system somehow).