Wednesday, May 05, 2010

And the Opportunity Presents Itself

Police cameras to flood Manhattan to prevent attacks

But Saturday's failed terrorist bomb in the Times Square tourist hot spot has provided the authorities with a new argument for expanding a sometimes controversial security blanket of cameras, sensors and analytical software.

Surveillance cameras will not prevent crime, let alone a terrorist attack. I believe London has more cameras than any other city and it is not exactly what you might call crime free. The Big Brother concept does not work. Oh, sure, you'll get great videos for the news cycle that follows the attack, I'll give you that.

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