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CCTV police officer "chased himself" after being mistaken for burglar

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posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 10:28 PM
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CCTV police officer "chased himself" after being mistaken for burglar


www.telegraph.co.uk

As the probationary officer from Sussex Police searched for suspects, the camera operator radioed that he had seen someone “acting suspiciously” in the area.

But he failed to realise that it was actually the plain-clothed officer he was watching on the screen,... the operator directed the officer, who was on foot patrol, as he followed the “suspect” on camera last month, telling his colleague on the ground that he was “hot on his heels”. The officer spent around 20 minutes giving chase...
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posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 10:28 PM
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This seems a light and perhaps even humorous item, but I think it is significant because it is very telling of society's uneasy relationship with technology, government, and survalience.

The image of a police officer chasing himself around based on closed-circuit camera infomation is funny but on another level it is grotesque. What kind of a relationship are we building with technology and survalience when its possible for something like this to happen? There is an uneasy metallic tang to the laughter, something perhaps closer to fear if pursued a little further out. It's a great metaphor for what society is doing to itself.

I am reminded of Philip K. Dick's masterful novel A Scanner Darkly, about an undercover agent who slowly goes mad after being assigned to monitor his own undercover persona...

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posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 10:34 PM
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This was already posted a day or two ago. Interesting story though.

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