quote: Those, and other aircraft, have flight data recorders right?
quote: My attitude on it is its better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
quote: But with a screen name like that and his openly staunch, Republican views I suppose I should expect as much.
quote: Please don’t even go down the road of “The cameras don’t bother people who aren’t breaking the law.”. That is a load of crap. All that has been encouraged is government voyeurism.
quote: If I were robbed at gunpoint the police will have to bring a body bag to the crime scene.
quote: But the study did not say that. It simply found the unsuprising result that police tend to choose areas with unsolved crime rates as the most likely places to install cameras.
quote: According to research provided by the British Liberal Democrats political party, the city districts with the most CCTV cameras also have the worst rates of solved crimes.
quote: Yes but we live in an age where studies say microwave popcorn is now dangerous for your health.
quote: Taken at face value, one would have to conclude that CCTV cameras *increase* the rate of unsolved crimes....a conclusion that's patently nonsense.
quote: Taken at face value, one would have to conclude ... that there is no difference in the rate of solved cases between areas with CCTV cameras and those without them.
quote: Oops, but there *was* a difference in rates.
quote: The areas without cameras had a higher rate than those without.
quote: Taken at face value, one has to conclude something obviously false-- that cameras increase crime.
quote: ... that police are no more likely to catch offenders in areas with hundreds of cameras than in those with hardly any.
quote: The truth is that face-value conclusion IS accurate; it merely has cause and effect reversed. High-crime areas attract CCTV cameras. Cameras don't increase crime.
quote: I don't know about that. When I'm in London I forget the cameras are there after the first day. Not exactly a deterrent.
quote: Face recognition software would be fantastic. You see a crime being committed. You say "computer, who is that?" and the computer matches the face with its records and returns "whodunnit".
quote: "Although CCTV has its place, it is not the only solution in preventing or detecting crime."