Monday, October 08, 2007

Isn't 1984 required reading in school?

Big Brother is creeping closer and closer and few seem the least bit concerned.
Hoping to deter crime by expanding the use of surveillance cameras, Aberdeen passed a measure that empowers the city government and police to require cameras in new developments. The Police Department, the Department of Planning and Community Development, and the Department of Public Works will decide whether a new residential, commercial or industrial development must install cameras at "strategic locations" before a development permit is issued. The City Council passed the measure, which becomes effective next week, by a 4-1 vote. Cameras installed at new developments will be connected to a watch room at the police station, Mayor S. Fred Simmons said.

So based on "hope", the police will intrude into the lives of presumably innocent civilians? Instead of putting police officers on the streets they'll give them comfy chairs so they can sit around eating donuts and drinking coffee while they're paid to be voyeurs.

Ya better watch out who ya kiss in the hallway.

Via The Signs.



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