CCTV cameras could be switched off in Carlisle
Last updated at 10:01, Monday, 27 August 2012
CCTV cameras in Carlisle could be switched off as the city council seeks to slash spending.
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Cctv, why was it introduced in the first place? the idea initially was used as observation of traffic in busy motorways etc, this then got extended to other areas, culminating in mass observation by councils, the promise was that the police would nto be able to use the ccctv, control rooms, as this may be flt to be unbalanced in the evnt of evidence in a crime/s, so 30 years down the line, the cctv is taken over by the police -possibly, another step on the ladder to totalitarian state. also, it proves the cost effectiveness is marginal to have cctv cameras, in city centres, and their worth, hence its one of the first services to be given the chop.
In early July, Joe Hendry attended a Q & A with Lord Green (Minister for Trade) and one of Lord Green's better suggestions on how to boost exports by local businesses was to make better use of town-twinning arrangements. Looks like that sensible suggestion went in one ear and out the other with the proposed cuts.
Ditch the CCTV, in fact ditch them all over the country. We really do not want to live in George Orwell's 1984 (Look it up).Give me liberty or I die!