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Big Brother's Utter Fiasco

Britain's multi-billion-pound CCTV network 'an utter fiasco which has failed to cut crime' - Scotsman.com News

BRITAIN'S network of CCTV cameras has been branded "an utter fiasco" for failing to cut crime, despite billions of pounds being spent on it.
Detective Chief Inspector Mick Neville, who is in charge of closed-circuit television for the Metropolitan Police Force, claimed only 3 per cent of the capital's street robberies are solved using security camera footage and criminals are not afraid of being caught on film.

The UK has the highest level of camera surveillance in the world, according to civil liberty groups and security experts, with an estimated 4.2 million CCTV cameras on buildings, shops, roads and stations.

Are they about catching the criminals or criminalizing the majority, cowing the populace in a surveillance society? It is a bit like the 42 day detention, the police don't want it but the politicians do, it is all about control, not about problem solving. That's why i don't expect to see the cameras disappear any time soon.


At least with all the money spent you can at least feel you are safer and that is really all politicians can do for you. Oh by the way you elected them so you are getting what you wanted.

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