Monday, May 08, 2006

Surveillance cameras -- a waste of money?

Milwaukee is getting ready to embrace surveillance cameras as crime-fighting tools, even though they may not work. The Electronic Privacy Information Center and Privacy International report the cameras are multiplying in the United Kingdom like bad ideas in Congress despite their uselessness. There are 4 million of the privacy invading pests in the UK, “even though government reports had shown the systems had little effect on decreasing crime,” according to EPIC.

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