Sunday, November 27, 2005

Florida city latest to install public surveillance cams

Florida city latest to install public surveillance cams - Engadget -
Following in the footsteps of larger cities like Chicago and Baltimore, West Palm Beach, FL has begun a trial run of public surveillance cameras meant to keep criminals off of the streets and plying their trade indoors, where they belong. West Palm Beach police will be placing four high-tech cams, which can pan, tilt, and zoom in to read a license plate from half-a-mile away, along high-crime Clematis Street, with plans to deploy as many as 100 of the the $17,000 devices in the next two years.

Oh goody. The surveilance society hits home. Or fairly close anyway (Tampa, not Key West). Better get used to being videoed folks. Soon enough the only place you can expect to avoid being on camera will be in your house. Unless you pull a Paris Hilton of course.


At Sunday, November 27, 2005 2:15:00 PM, Blogger thebluestbutterfly said...

I suppose this is a good is just sad that it has to come to this.


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