Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Steven Hodson isn't going to like this - cameras in Pomona, California

If you've read Steven Hodson's work in WinExtra and the Inquisitr, you know that he is not a fan of the surveillance cameras that have been installed in England.

Well, if he ever decides that the Great White North is too cold for him, he probably won't relocate to Pomona, California:

Smile, you're on the graffiti cam! Using "Weed & Seed" money, the city installed two graffiti cameras in a local park (alas, I neglected to write down which park). The motion-activated cameras become operational at dusk. After giving a verbal warning, the camera takes a flash photo. Why the verbal warning you may ask? It is intended to act as a deterrent. Although the cameras have not yet lead to any arrests, we know they are operational because they captured some stunning images of people mingling at a community event one recent evening. Two more cameras will be mounted soon. Personally, I'm hoping for an end-of-the-year slide show -- except if the cameras capture prostitution; I don't want to see that.

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