Thursday, June 02, 2005

"Big Brother" In The "Free World"

The New York Press tells us of Mayor Bloomberg's police plan to watch everyone at all times and all over, with a new plan to install hundreds of extra surveillance cameras. Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. If you are an Arab , or "a kind of Arab", or if you are simply a poor bastard looking to smoke something to alleviate your dreary City surroundings of malls, retail chains and whores--forget it, Bloomberg's goons will be watching you....if you want to live in peace from an oppressive government, you're better off in Tehran, not New York City.

In all fairness, the blame for these sad state of affairs in a city that only a decade ago had one of the highest homicide rates in the world , and had some character, unlike today's plastic mall scene, go back aways...The 1990s were the beginnings of the end for 'Sin City'.....

Long before 9/11, which gave various government agencies the go-ahead to push public surveillance into high gear, the city was already awash with public spycams. Six or seven years ago it was reported that New Yorkers just going about their normal routines were filmed on average by over 120 separate surveillance cameras every single day.


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