See what I mean?
CCTV is an intrusion and a way of milking our wallets. I know for a fact that the Douglas quayside CCTV has been used to spy on unsuspecting motorists, unaware that different coloured paving stones are used to designate parking areas. Within minutes a fluorescent jacket appears. I am also aware that at least one quayside business complained to the Corpy because customers were being hounded and it was affecting their business.
This is why CCTV is the biggest con and money waster – but nice little earner for who? – that there is. Who recommends the ugly street surveillance? Do they have shares in those ugly CCTV cameras cunningly disguised as Orwellian street lamps? We need much, much more information and transparency.
Don’t fall for the security argument. Island taxpayers do not need to subsidise the protection of Douglas Rose Gardens. How much do these things cost? Obviously too much for Douglas Corpy to be able to afford. Who is making a killing out of them?
Further report on mobile snooping devices here. NB Douglas Corporation No, they are not better still. We have a low crime rate and high detection rate – remember?: