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Maryland Police Are Deploying Cameras To Watch Other Cameras
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I couldn't stop laughing when I read this headline.  Big Brother watching Big Brother. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/americans...z26QbXgY2E

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Police in Palmer Park, Md., plan to deploy cameras to surveil the other other cameras in their district.  Ari Ash of WTOP talked to police in the area, who said that local people had started targeting the speed cameras police put up in intersections, as well as surveillance cameras. The police said that since April, six people have been involved camera damaging activities.

One man literally pulled out a pistol and used the camera for target practice. Police found another speed camera flipped over—leading police to believe a gang of people committed the crime, considering the weight of the camera. Then there was the camera set up on a stand, near FedEx Field. A man walked up to it, cut off one of the legs, and walked away.
"I guess that makes a statement," Prince George's County Police Maj. Robert V. Liberati told WTOP. "But we were able to just attach another leg."

He said he didn't get too worried until the fire. Yes, one of the cameras incinerated.  Liberati, who's the commander of the Automated Enforcement Section, in other words "speed cameras," says each camera can cost up to $30,000. They needed to do something to deter the camera saboteurs. Liberati thought cameras to watch the cameras was a good solution.

Liberati said that speed cameras, under Maryland state law, can only be used to track speeding violations, so the station ordered separate surveillance cameras. 

One is in place already, and the department hopes to have a dozen more by the end of the year.
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(09-14-2012, 12:17 PM)Jon Doe Wrote: I couldn't stop laughing when I read this headline.  Big Brother watching Big Brother. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/americans...z26QbXgY2E

Here is the article from the link above:

Police in Palmer Park, Md., plan to deploy cameras to surveil the other other cameras in their district.  Ari Ash of WTOP talked to police in the area, who said that local people had started targeting the speed cameras police put up in intersections, as well as surveillance cameras. The police said that since April, six people have been involved camera damaging activities.

One man literally pulled out a pistol and used the camera for target practice. Police found another speed camera flipped over—leading police to believe a gang of people committed the crime, considering the weight of the camera. Then there was the camera set up on a stand, near FedEx Field. A man walked up to it, cut off one of the legs, and walked away.
"I guess that makes a statement," Prince George's County Police Maj. Robert V. Liberati told WTOP. "But we were able to just attach another leg."

He said he didn't get too worried until the fire. Yes, one of the cameras incinerated.  Liberati, who's the commander of the Automated Enforcement Section, in other words "speed cameras," says each camera can cost up to $30,000. They needed to do something to deter the camera saboteurs. Liberati thought cameras to watch the cameras was a good solution.

Liberati said that speed cameras, under Maryland state law, can only be used to track speeding violations, so the station ordered separate surveillance cameras. 

One is in place already, and the department hopes to have a dozen more by the end of the year.


I guess the logical progression is people will destroy the camera watching the other camera first, then destroy the traffic camera.  They will then put in another camera to watch the 2nd camera watching the first, then the 3rd camera will be destroyed, then the 2nd, then the first and so on. 

Pretty soon every intersection is going to look like an M.C Escher painting of cameras watching other cameras.
Everytime we look the other way when someone else loses rights we disagree with, we make it easier to lose the rights we support.

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(09-14-2012, 12:25 PM)Internet troll Wrote:
(09-14-2012, 12:17 PM)Jon Doe Wrote: I couldn't stop laughing when I read this headline.  Big Brother watching Big Brother. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/americans...z26QbXgY2E

Here is the article from the link above:

Police in Palmer Park, Md., plan to deploy cameras to surveil the other other cameras in their district.  Ari Ash of WTOP talked to police in the area, who said that local people had started targeting the speed cameras police put up in intersections, as well as surveillance cameras. The police said that since April, six people have been involved camera damaging activities.

One man literally pulled out a pistol and used the camera for target practice. Police found another speed camera flipped over—leading police to believe a gang of people committed the crime, considering the weight of the camera. Then there was the camera set up on a stand, near FedEx Field. A man walked up to it, cut off one of the legs, and walked away.
"I guess that makes a statement," Prince George's County Police Maj. Robert V. Liberati told WTOP. "But we were able to just attach another leg."

He said he didn't get too worried until the fire. Yes, one of the cameras incinerated.  Liberati, who's the commander of the Automated Enforcement Section, in other words "speed cameras," says each camera can cost up to $30,000. They needed to do something to deter the camera saboteurs. Liberati thought cameras to watch the cameras was a good solution.

Liberati said that speed cameras, under Maryland state law, can only be used to track speeding violations, so the station ordered separate surveillance cameras. 

One is in place already, and the department hopes to have a dozen more by the end of the year.


I guess the logical progression is people will destroy the camera watching the other camera first, then destroy the traffic camera.  They will then put in another camera to watch the 2nd camera watching the first, then the 3rd camera will be destroyed, then the 2nd, then the first and so on. 

Pretty soon every intersection is going to look like an M.C Escher painting of cameras watching other cameras.


LOL, nice with the Escher painting. Big Grin  Like you said, though, the additional camera is just one more camera for the people to take out.  I wish that instead of taking more taxpayer money to buy more cameras no one wants, they would instead take down the speeding cameras.  At 30k a piece, I am sure the city could sell them and end up ahead.

Well, someone is watching the watchers now.  It's the watchers watching the watchers. Rolleyes
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(09-14-2012, 12:25 PM)Internet troll Wrote: I guess the logical progression is people will destroy the camera watching the other camera first, then destroy the traffic camera.  They will then put in another camera to watch the 2nd camera watching the first, then the 3rd camera will be destroyed, then the 2nd, then the first and so on. 

Pretty soon every intersection is going to look like an M.C Escher painting of cameras watching other cameras.



That made me think of this ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KybhujdA4gQ
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Heather Locklear in a towel.  That's a nice sight.
Everytime we look the other way when someone else loses rights we disagree with, we make it easier to lose the rights we support.

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