CCTV boom ‘failing to cut crime’ – so let’s have a new database


The gist of the argument here is that the State should have control of a widespread, integrated camera system to track “offenders”. Instead, “the CCTV network in the UK has been built up in a piecemeal way, driven by local authorities and the private sector more than by the police.”

I’m reminded again of Pratchett’s observation (if I recall it correctly), “the news that the innocent have nothing to fear should strike terror into the hearts of the innocent everywhere.”

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