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Saturday, February 18, 2006

 

Houston Police Chief Wants Surveillance Cameras In Private Homes

`The age of the telescreen is upon us as surveillance cameras that festoon our streets, shopping malls and airports are now moving into our private homes as the panopticon prison is erected.

The Associated Press reports,

“HOUSTON Houston’s police chief is suggesting putting surveillance cameras in apartment complexes, downtown streets and even private homes.”

“Chief Harold Hurtt today said it’s another way of combatting crime amid a shortage of officers. [..]

In the meantime, Homeland Security grants are being used to blanket major cities and even small sleepy communities with arsenals of spy cameras.’




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