Big Brother Surveillance in the UK

Us Brits know we get on at least 14 cameras whenever we walk about in London. Not all of us are happy about it. Personally, I think private organisations should not be able to monitor public places, and should routinely ask the police to obtain court orders to view footage. However, the thing that really suprised me was at the end of this article (which is fairly pro-camera) that says, "A study by crime reduction charity NACRO found the technology reduced crime by only 3 percent to 4 percent while better street lighting led to a 20 percent reduction.". Enough said.

Submitted by coofercat on Fri, 2004-09-03 16:42