ASSERTS here that networks of CCTV cameras are a waste, presumably of money, time, resources, and so-on. I most fervently agree.
But I would go further…
Don’t you always?
Usually. I’m a fundamentalist — a radical, if you will — in that I like to get to the root [the root of radical is the Latin radix, meaning root — GFD] of the matter.
…further, in that I would argue that — beyond a certain minimum — MOST money spent on police resources is a waste. Things done in public for public consumption but to little good effect.
Perhaps paradoxically, the best policing effort is the cop on the beat — someone who knows the local citizenry and is known by them, and can spot a miscreant a mile off. Just as the vendor in the Times Square incident did — by being intimate with the territory. We could probably solve and/or prevent a lot of crime by converting all the pretty headquarters buildings and official brass hats to shoe leather on the street.
It’s an approach Glenn should know well.