Detroit Installs Security Camera Network In Park For An "Inviting Face" - #Dystopia #Orwell #Technoskeptic #Urbandecay

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Like so many other cities… applying the mascara of surveillance cameras for no other reason than to present the same “inviting” face.

"The addition of the cameras is not a response to a spike in crime downtown or at the park, Larson said. Installing the cameras was pursued as an extension of Mayor Mike Duggan’s broader public safety strategy, which includes Project Green Light, a program that connects cameras installed at businesses, often gas stations and party stores, to a video monitoring hub at Detroit Public Safety Headquarters.

“We decided that, like so many other cities, technology is an important part of how we present a face and an inviting environment,” Larson said."