Thursday, October 12, 2006

Ghettocams are coming to your block soon!

These cameras were fine when placed in high crime areas to watch the usual suspects killing each other. Now Mayor Richard M. Daley has promised that they will be installed on every block in the city.

Imagine the city bureaucrats in possession of video showing the only kind of action that goes on in Chicago’s safest neighborhoods, cheating spouses. The only benefit of these cameras would be to provide incumbent politicians and bureaucrats a way to spy on their rivals and potential rivals. Of course the taxpayers get to pick up the tab.

The nosy bastards running the City of Chicago should be forced to hire PIs for this spying out of their own pockets.


fillmoreranger said...

the cameras are another smoke and mirrors trick in the city. infernal affairs is about the only user.

ewink said...

Paul, does the lightbar on top of that ghettocam ever actually turn on? Or is it just there for show?

Paul Huebl Crimefile News said...

The lights flash 24/7. That picture is actually a video grab that demonstrates the flashing light bar.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry. Most of them don't work anyway, they are only for show. As far as the few that are functional, nobody even watches them.