Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Next step in Govt surveillance: humiliation

"Council officials in Middlesbrough, north-east England, have fitted loudspeakers to seven CCTV cameras in the town centre that yell at people up to no good.

“It is like a public humiliation in a way, but it means that the person won’t do it again,” Cr Barry Coppinger said. “The voice addresses the person who is littering, for example, directly by saying, ‘Could the person in the green jacket please pick that up’.”