Friday, 4 June 2010


This isn't about Nottingham but the Grauniad has an article saying that Birmingham recently installed a huge number of CCTV cameras in largely Muslim areas which were paid for out of anti-terrorism funds administered by the Association of Chief Police Officers.

The scheme was sold to residents as being an anti-crime measure.

Now I don't want to spread any panic or alarm and it was obviously on a much smaller scale but last year Forest Fields had a CCTV scheme imposed on them which was sold to residents as being about crime. I don't know where the money for it came from.

There was some discomfiture expressed about the fact that two of the three cameras were placed outside Mosques. As I mentioned before, if CCTV was about crime then surely Bestwood would be a veritable forest of the things. In fact, at the last count, they had four.


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