Next time you pass a CCTV camera in your town, rest assured you're...being watched. Maybe you're not safer because of it but Big Brother is keeping an eye on you...a new statement issued by Scotland Yard announced that there was NO proof that the countries massive build up of surveillance cameras were having any impact on crime whatsoever. Well, thats encouraging isn't it?
The real question is, what drastic NEW measures will the police take to MAKE bloody sure the numbers look respectable enough to one day justify making the world look like "The Truman Show"...
· A new database of images which is expected to use technology developed by the sports advertising industry to track and identify offenders.
· Putting images of suspects in muggings, rape and robbery cases out on the internet from next month.
· Building a national CCTV database, incorporating pictures of convicted offenders as well as unidentified suspects. The plans for this have been drawn up, but are on hold while the technology required to carry out automated searches is refined.In my opinion, the sad part; most of the people on the street didn't have much of an opinion one way or the other because they were convinced most of the cameras were dummies anyway...Good grief.