Monday, January 17, 2005

Police surveillance cameras zoom half a mile

Mark Godsey at CrimProf blog has a great post documenting the expansion of police surveillance camera systems all over the country. Washington D.C.'s system allows an operator to zoom in on someone half a mile away. New York City's can read the text on a Broadway theater ticket in a scalper's hand from 50 feet. They're going up everywhere. Check it out.

If you want Texas-specific information about camera surveillance, check out what's happening in
Dallas and Houston, plus this collection of posts on how police cameras could work together with biometric data the Texas Department of Public Safety wants to gather on drivers license applicants.

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