Friday, February 17, 2006

Houston eyes cameras at apartment complexes

seattlepi.com (article)


Houston's police chief on Wednesday proposed placing surveillance cameras in apartment complexes, downtown streets, shopping malls and even private homes to fight crime during a shortage of police officers.
"I know a lot of people are concerned about Big Brother, but my response to that is, if you are not doing anything wrong, why should you worry about it?" Chief Harold Hurtt told reporters Wednesday at a regular briefing.


Fantastic.
Isn't that what they said in 1984?

3 comments:

Colette said...

Hey -

Just 'surfed in' as it were....love your blog - I used to live in Houston back in the day (Back in the 80s for like 8 years) - it was turning into a kind of dangerous place then - it's why I got the heck out of dodge...

Oh yeah and I don't like the word blog either...we need to come up with a contest and call it something else.

^_^

The Math Ninja said...

That sounds like a not good idea.

Big Red Lance said...

If a private store or apartment complex OK'd it, then I'm OK with it.

However, if the police say, "Hey, we're going to install a bunch of cameras here whether you like it or not," then No Way am I for it.