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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cameras in High Crime Areas



Governments have installed a lot of security cameras to catch criminals. I say the cameras are mostly in the wrong places. Sure, they may catch the occasional mugger or someone running a red traffic light. This is small potatoes. The worse criminals do their dastardly deeds completely hidden from public scrutiny.

I humbly submit some security camera locations that might catch some real criminals in the act.

Let's start with those too big to fail banks. Perhaps we need hidden cameras in their board rooms so we can see who's responsible for stealing billions of dollars. Crimes have been committed but no one has gone to jail. In fact, all corporations should be under surveillance. Our efforts have been wasted on petty street crime when these guys steal billions, put pubic health in danger, pollute the planet, and regularly break anti-trust laws.

Which brings me to the next class of over looked locations. Put cameras in all those agencies charged with regulating industries. Obviously they aren't doing what they are supposed to be doing. Isn't it suspicious when the same people are supposed to police companies get cushy jobs in those very same companies? How about all the former company people who get jobs in regulatory agencies? Shouldn't these watchdogs be watched?

Cameras should be placed in likely meeting places where huge criminal deeds take place. Where do politicians and lobbyists meet anyway?

Let's not forget the police, from the local cops to the Feds. If they are not doing anything wrong, they've got nothing to hide, right? How hard can it be to install public access web cams?

Surveillance is a powerful tool. Isn't it about time it's used where it'll do some real good?

-Sixbears

18 comments:

  1. Cameras are only to watch the wage slaves.Even just noticing corrupt actions and saying anything will not be tolorated.One local LEO here would meet with the local pill distributor every thursday at 11 am .I made a few jokes about it in the neiborhood.I got a fiendly visit and told to shut my mouth.At least they now meet on a deadend street in the woods.Even vidio of the masters would not change them.We would be told to remember our place.

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    1. I keep forgetting. Never learned how to be a good slave.

      Always bothered when LEOs go bad. Doesn't take but a few to make everyone look bad. Some join because they really want to serve and make a difference. Others just like to push people around.

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  2. Well there is C-SPAN so that's a start...

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  3. Surveillance is a two edged sword. It' a matter of time till the tapes come out with the politicians caught on tape. That would make some viral video.

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    1. Won't that be fun? TV worth watching.

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  4. Valid point; the next problem would be getting convictions since judgeships are appointed at high levels.

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    1. If not convictions, at least tar and feathers?

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  5. I vote for the tar and feathers. Anybody got a rail?

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    1. Those rails are getting hard to find. They been sold for scrap. :)

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  6. Actually, the "rail" part of tar and feather was meant to mean a part of a rail fence. They would tar and feather someone, sit them on a rail (or log), and carry them out of town.

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    1. Good to know. No problem then. Bring on the rails!

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  7. Tarring and feathering often killed the victim; since the hot tar caused 2nd and 3rd degree burns. Bullets are cheaper and less work.

    As for surveilling politicians? Special cameras for good video in the dark would be required...because most of them have their heads up their asses.

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    1. So outside of the extra work, what's the downside of the tar and feathers?

      Night vision . . . ouch!

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  8. The local Sheriff's Dept. and nearby city police just went to a digital radio system which cannot be heard on a scanner. The Sheriff said the switch to a digital mode was to ensure that "police matters are confidential". Transparency in government my ass!

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    1. Yeah, what did happen to that tranparency we were promised?

      I bet there's a way to hack digital, but I'm not a radio head.

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    2. Online has scanner info live. There are I-phone, I-pad, and android apps to get all the cop stuff right at your phone or tablet digital or not.

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    3. Well there you go. I thought there had to be something out there. Thanks!

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