Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weiss has told a local media outlet that the Chicago police department is making plans to someday use tiny "covert" cameras that "fit inside of a match box" and can be moved around without anybody knowing. Currently, blue-light surveillance have been placed in high crime areas. They are easy to see and they have flashing blue lights on them. They virtually announce their presence. Weiss said that the plan is to turn in some of those big cameras and use the money to buy tiny cameras that can be moved around and keep the bad guys guessing. No plans for any time table have been announced but clearly some thought and planning has taken place and plans are being made.
This is something that we should all keep an eye on. Chicago is clearly committed to moving ahead on a very advanced and involved video surveillance strategy that has gotten the attention of civil libertarians.
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