ANOTHER PERSON WEIGHS IN ON HOW SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS DON’T DO SHIT

I know, I know, you don’t listen when Fat Boy (me) says that surveillance cameras aren’t the cure for all scary crime that a lot of people seem to think they are.  Maybe you’ll listen, though, when a Big Time Blog like dailykos.com runs a piece saying the same thing.

By the way, I have a prediction: That “ring of cameras” New York City is going to set up in Lower Manhattan’s Financial District isn’t going to seem like such a wonderful thing the first time some rich scumbag stock trader gets caught by them for not having paid some tickets (the cameras can allegedly identify license plates).  Oh, the howling you’re going to hear when they’re used for something other than catching the Bearded Ones Who Hate Us Because Of Our Starbuckses (that IS the plural of “Starbucks,” isn’t it?) 

I can’t WAIT to see a Benz being towed away down there.  That Law of Unintended Consequences will bite you in the ass everytime!

Daily Kos: Media Implies “Cameras are Cool.” Liberties Are Lost