Saturday, February 18, 2006

Police State Houston

The Houston Police Chief, Harold Hurrt, wants to install surveillance cameras in the city to offset a shortage of police officers and concurrent spike in crime rates. Never mind the fact that cameras are only useful after a crime has been committed. He wants the cameras to be situated on streets, around apartment complexes, shopping malls and even, get this, in private homes.

Hurrt says of this latter development, "If you're not doing anything wrong, why should you worry about it?"

Of course, he'll set an example and have one installed on his own home, and the homes of the PD's officers too? Surely they have nothing to hide?

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