Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by ethics, Jun 22, 2009.
In the US, which is the most spied upon town and why do you think that? Please don't google it.
I would guess Washington DC, but that's probably too obvious to be right.
It's too obvious to be right.
I read a year ago or so that it was NYC.
It is not now.
Wow...I googled it and am very surprised.
You have patience of a 3 year old.
Dude...a three year old has WAY more patience than me.
Lancaster, PA, folks.
That's pretty funny, actually. There ain't shite in Lancaster, PA to be surveilling, in the first place
That's what Google needs to work on next, tapping into all the world's surveillance cameras and offering these live; think of the possibilities!
My first thought when I saw "Lancaster, PA" was the Amish, although the article doesn't say a word about them. I looked at a few of the comments, and someone does mention the Amish there. What I didn't know is that they don't want anyone to photograph them. One wonders how the powers that be in Lancaster obtained permission for all those cameras.
Lancaster had a very bad drug-fueled crime problem several years. Due to some political shenanigans, the Reading Police Chief was essentially fired without cause; he promptly re-located to Lancaster, took the same job, and proceeded to make some very good progress against the crime problem. Lots of old-fashioned approaches, like putting on more foot patrols in bad neighborhoods, arrests for nuisance crimes, etc. But he's been gone (came back to Reading) for three years.
I'm guessing crime has crept back up again and no one seems to know why or what to do about it, so this camera company came in and promised an easy solution.
I see. This doesn't fit my mental picture of the Amish, though. What percentage of the population in that city is Amish?
Practically none, in the city, except for those running businesses during the day. Anabaptists typically live on farms or small towns and eschew urban areas. Even those who own or run businesses (due to lack of farmland) in the city don't actually live there.
Lancaster has an Amish heritage but isn't actully "Amish".