Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bring on Big Brother - Winnipeg Get's the Picture

The explosion of surveillance cameras in society -- especially in the downtown -- used to annoy me.

The thought of Big Brother, or some pimply-faced security guard in the basement of a shopping mall, monitoring my every move didn't sit well with me.

The number of private surveillance cameras inside and outside stores, office buildings and hotels skyrocketed in the 1990s, making it virtually impossible to walk two blocks downtown without being on someone's spy cam.

But I got used to it.

So when city hall now says it's considering installing surveillance cameras in high-crime areas to help bust muggers, armed punks and all the other scumbags who make our streets unsafe, I say bring it on.