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Serious business. Interesting quotes from the article (which was listed as Counterpunch's website of the day:
Perhaps most surprising, the near-saturation surveillance of a community that saw four murders last year has sparked little public debate about whether the benefits for law enforcement outweigh the loss of privacy.
"Years ago, there's no way we could do this," said Keith Sadler, Lancaster's police chief. "It brings to mind Big Brother, George Orwell and '1984.' It's just funny how Americans have softened on these issues."
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The Stepford Teens Somewhere(I forget exactly where) I read that even law enforcement surveillance personnel were caught abusing the surveillance,using it to spy on their wives,girlfriends,etcetc. I don't think this occured in Lancaster,but if a few law enforcement/DHS/etc members abuse it just think what private citizens will come up with.
Lancaster's project isn't even govt sponsored, the task of surveillance has been outsourced to a private,non-profit group who hires citizens to work the cameras and call police if they spot "suspicious activity". I wonder why Lancaster in particular went this heavy-duty route.