Looks who’s talking, too . . .

CCTV in London 3

Yes, I know how much it distressed everyone when I stopped posting pics from my London trip. I have a few more that I love that I’ll put up at some point. But in the meantime with all the buzz about London’s CCTVs, I really must share these, don’t you think?

There are 4.2 million of these cameras in the U.K., according to this graphic from the Daily Mail. A person walking around London is photographed, on average, about 300 times a day.

CCTV in London 2

CCTV in London 1

And now, of course, they’re being equipped with voice technology — so Big Brother is not only watching, he’s also scolding.

This pretty much sums up my opinion on that idea:

I’ll tell you what might work. Instead of badgering everyone from a control centre, they could dress up in nice blue uniforms and go down and stand in the street. We could call them “policemen”.

Via 2Blowhards, here’s Theodore Dalrymple’s take — similar to the above but elaborated on in a more sobering way — on Britain’s approach to managing criminality.

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