Apparently, WMATA (D.C. Metro) parking lot cameras aren’t doing any good against crime (specifically car-related crime), but Metro’s going to keep watching us through them anyway.[more]
Sounds like surveillance of the law-abiding public without any crime-controlling benefits. But don’t worry(??), apparently no-one is watching those cameras in real time, and only a third of them are on anyway(!).
The flip side: the reason given for the lack of anti-theft work using these cameras is budget cuts.
Original research report: The Urban Institute, “Evaluation of Camera Use to Prevent Crime in Commuter Parking Facilities: A Randomized Controlled Trial”
Original news article: The Washington Examiner
I feel there is a void that can only be filled with something new and unusual. A call for disorder or disruption.
I feel like this is an external void, that it is the world around me that needs this — the universe as a whole, not the culture or people in my immediate vicinity. But it’s probably just me that needs the disruption to exist — there’s certainly more than a few places on Earth that need order… unless the point is that they need a disruption to their current mess…