[funsec] Chicago: Daley Wants Security Cameras at Bars

Fergie fergdawg at netzero.net
Wed Feb 15 10:24:02 CST 2006

I tell ya, folks -- we're living in more and more of a
'surveillance society' every day.

Via USA Today.


Surveillance cameras — aimed at government buildings, train platforms and intersections here — might soon be required at corner taverns and swanky nightclubs.

Mayor Richard Daley wants to require bars open until 4 a.m. to install security cameras that can identify people entering and leaving the building. Other businesses open longer than 12 hours a day, including convenience stores, eventually would have to do the same.

Daley's proposed city ordinance adds a dimension to security measures installed after the Sept. 11 attacks.

The proliferation of security cameras — especially if the government requires them in private businesses — troubles some civil liberties advocates.



- ferg

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