Friday, September 10, 2004

Chicago Mayor Unveils Surveillance Plan

Chicago Mayor Unveils Surveillance Plan: "Chicago Mayor Unveils Surveillance Plan

By TARA BURGHART Associated Press Writer

CHICAGO (AP) - More than 2,000 surveillance cameras in public places would be tied in to a network that would use sophisticated software to spot emergencies or suspicious behavior under a plan announced Thursday by Mayor Richard Daley.

'Cameras are the equivalent of hundreds of sets of eyes. They are the next best thing to having police officers stationed at every potential trouble spot,' Daley said.

Officials said the bulk of the cameras already are in use at O'Hare International Airport, on the city's transit lines and in public housing, parks and schools, along with 30 police are using to try to curb violent crime. An additional 250 surveillance cameras still to be bought will raise the number available to more than 2,000. Locations for the new cameras have not been determined."

Hello, Big Brother. As Kim duTiot notes, Daley is a turd. Actually, he's worse than that but i'll restrain myself, lest I burst a blood vessel.

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