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Chicago Links School Cameras To Police 156

Posted by Soulskill
from the i'll-be-watching-you dept.
Farakin brings us a story about how cameras in roughly 200 Chicago schools are being connected to police headquarters and the city's 911 emergency center. The goal of the effort is to "consolidate video surveillance," and it will involve both routine monitoring and real-time updates to officers on their way to a crisis. According the the Chicago Tribune, "The mayor acknowledged the cameras provide only limited security, citing a spate of shootings in recent days that have claimed young victims during after-school hours." The story also contains a video in which Mayor Daley indicated that he expects the cameras to serve as a deterrent now that people know they're under the eye of the police.
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Chicago Links School Cameras To Police

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  • by zappepcs (820751) on Friday March 07, 2008 @06:36PM (#22681962) Journal
    I have no clue why you were moded off-topic... wtf?

    You are right, and now that there will be fewer law enforcement officers around, and kids know where the cameras are... well, you can imagine where the crimes will happen now, right? Anywhere but in front of the cameras.

    Can I patent the business process used for this decision?
    step one - unholster gun
    step two - ensure that it is loaded
    step three - aim at your own foot
    step four - hold a press conference to announce your new plan
    step five - shoot your foot ...
    step six - make tougher anticrime measures^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H profit

Nothing in progression can rest on its original plan. We may as well think of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant. -- Edmund Burke