Friday, April 06, 2007

Police Eye in the Sky

Finally(!) got my broadband connection working at home!

Police put guard tower in Harlem, coming soon to a corner near you. From the New York Post and LEN.


"..Big Brother is watching you.

Without fanfare, the NYPD has begun installing Sky Watch, an eye in the sky mounted on a tower, The Post has learned.

The Sky Watch, about two stories tall, consists of a booth for a cop that stands atop a tower that collapses when the officer is ready to leave.

The booth, which gives the cop a line of sight from 20 feet up, has four cameras, a high-powered spotlight and various sensors. The digital cameras, which continue recording when the booth is unstaffed, save the video to a hard drive.

The units, which costs from $40,000 to $100,000 apiece, are also being used by the U.S. Border Patrol and cops in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas and Fort Worth.."

Also see The NYPD Panopticon Imprisons Harlem.

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