Chicago Police Want Covert Cameras

CCTV cameraFrom Aaron Cynic at Chicagoist::

The familiar blinking blue light cameras that dot many city streets could get smaller soon, according to an article by the Chicago Tribune. The Tribune reported yesterday that the Chicago Police are considering employing smaller, covert cameras in the hope of further combating crime. According to the article, these cameras could be as small as a thimble. Last month, Police Superintendent Jody Weis said in an interview with WLS, “These can be secreted in locations that nobody would ever detect. It’s amazing where we’re going with technology.” While some may marvel at the applications of such cloak and dagger spy technology, the idea of both overt and covert cameras blanketing the city raises some very serious privacy concerns. Spokesperson for the Illinois ACLU Ed Yohnka said “…there’s a heightened sensibility and concern on the part of citizens when you start talking about things like covert cameras.”

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  • Hadrian999

    police wanting something is generally a good reason they shouldn't have it

  • psyops

    Hey, here’s an idea: let’s put cameras in all our government buildings and on politicians 24 hours a day so we can make sure they are not doing anything corrupt. Put them in every classroom in schools, in every office of the police station and make sure they can’t be turned off and that the recordings cannot be lost!

    It’s time to hold the government accountable for their actions and stop the huge amount of corruption.

  • psyops

    Hey, here's an idea: let's put cameras in all our government buildings and on politicians 24 hours a day so we can make sure they are not doing anything corrupt. Put them in every classroom in schools, in every office of the police station and make sure they can't be turned off and that the recordings cannot be lost!

    It's time to hold the government accountable for their actions and stop the huge amount of corruption.

  • Y8r43wwcqry8

    Who cares if they put cams up in public, you shouldn’t be doing anything in public you should be afraid to be seen on cam doing anyway DUH. whiny ass punks are the only ones that should care.

  • Y8r43wwcqry8

    Who cares if they put cams up in public, you shouldn’t be doing anything in public you should be afraid to be seen on cam doing anyway DUH. whiny ass punks are the only ones that should care.