Stay tuned for the outcry, and I expect that it will come not just from Muslims on civil rights and victimization grounds, but from people, non-Muslim or Muslim, behaving in a manner that the camera deems suspicious, but who don’t turn out to have been doing anything untoward. From WorldNetDaily.com, with thanks to D. C. Watson:
Britain’s national security service MI5 is testing surveillance cameras in enclaves of London and other Muslim-dominated area of Britain where terrorists are known to operate.
Based on the latest satellite technology, the $10,000 cameras have a ring of eight powerful lenses that can provide a panoramic view.
Software in the system can also indicate up to 50 behavior traits to identify a person “as a potential terrorist.”
Within a year the cameras will be able to signify “facial movements indicating tension and other furtive behavior,” confirmed an MI5 officer.
Known as “The Bug,” the camera can pinpoint “individual groups loitering or acting in a suspicious manner,” the officer added.
The moment a target is identified, a ninth lens mounted on the base of the system zooms in and follows every move of suspected individuals.
“It can track him down a street, in and out of a building and follow him as he drives away,” said the MI5 officer.
The cameras have undergone exhaustive tests in Muslim areas of London, Bradford, Luton and other Midland cities.
Can telescreens be far behind?