February 27, 2006
Let's extend the Hurtt Prize

You may recall from our earlier discussions of HPD Chief Harold Hurtt's proposal to install surveillance cameras as a crimefighting tool that a fellow who takes civil liberties a bit more seriously created the Hurtt Prize, which is intended to reward the first person who catches Chief Hurtt breaking the law on film. Well, after seeing this obnoxiously ignorant cartoon from the Chron's new in-house doodler, I say let's extend the concept to include any high-profile booster of Hurtt's plan. Anyone who's that eager to sacrifice their basic freedoms in return for the illusion of protection deserves to live under a higher level of scrutiny, don't you think? Smile for the cameras, Nick Anderson. You never know who'll be watching.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 27, 2006 to Crime and Punishment | TrackBack

Given that current camera setups can be used inappropriately, why expect good behavior if they're ubiquitous?

Posted by: Michael Croft on March 11, 2006 8:21 AM