video surveillance

Social Media: the stocks of the 21st century (and why we need more of it)

One of the effective uses of the stocks were that you had to face your community and be known and ridiculed for the transgression you were guilty of. ? Due to society growing to the point where we haven’t even said “hi” to our neighbours, the anonymity of people in general emboldens them to do things because they think they can get away with it.

But not if we use “digital stocks”:

Wairarapa shoplifters should expect to be shamed on Facebook, as retailers take to CCTV and social media to fight back.

Owner of Trev’s Sports in Queen St, Quentin Henderson, has twice turned to the community on Facebook to help identify shoplifters.

Last October, a teenage cat burglar who stole hundreds of dollars’ worth of goods owned up after CCTV images of the burglary was widely viewed on Facebook.

And last month, footage of two teenage girls shoplifting received 21,768 views.

Although not from Masterton, the girls were identified.

Mr Henderson said the community supported retailers by trying to help identify the shoplifters on social media.

A bit of crowd sourcing to identify scumbags will be very effective in putting the breaks on petty thievery. ? Read more »

Someone build Paul Little a panic room

Talking about going off the deep end… ? the government has identified a clear and present danger in New Zealand related to the world-wide ISIS phenomenon, and this is how Little responds

Senator Joe McCarthy couldn’t have done better. In 1950, he invented reds under the bed when he stood up before the Ohio County Women’s Republican Club and said he had a list of more than 200 workers at the State Department who were “known Communists”.

He had no such list, but the so-called wars on communism, terror and even drugs for that matter, have always depended for international support on fostering fear of attacks at home.

Somewhere, McCarthy’s spirit was surely watching and smiling approvingly this week as John Key announced that up to 80 New Zealanders had links to Isil. Some call this organisation Isis, IS or even Daesh, but Barack Obama calls it Isil so that’s what I’ll be doing.

I thought a third term in office might have seen the PM kick back a bit and treat the electorate as intelligent individuals, but not so. In answer to the question “How gullible does he think we are?” the answer is still “Incredibly”.

He has been softening us up for this. The need to address terrorism was announced shortly after the election. Who’d have guessed, given the number of vital issues that surfaced during the campaign, that as we hurtle to the end of the year the Government would be putting most effort into finding a new flag and combating international terrorism?

Keeping in mind that Kim Dotcom, Russel Norman and the screaming left blogs backed by Mana, Harre and Harawira were hell bent on kneecapping New Zealand’s security services, and they were all resoundingly sent packing during the last election, just how gullible is Paul Little?

The answer is still “Incredibly”. ? Read more »

Labour sides with the criminals

As predicted Labour has decided to die in a ditch for the criminal classes:

Labour says it will not support the Government’s proposed legal patch-up to enable police to undertake covert video surveillance because it is “deeply flawed”.

The Government says controversial fixit legislation it wants to introduce to Parliament under urgency next week is needed because a Supreme Court ruling on the Urewera terror trials means 40 prospective trial and 50 police operations are at risk.

The ACT Party is calling on the Government to send the legislation to a select committee and the Greens, Maori and Mana parties say they will oppose it.

Labour leader Phil Goff said Labour would not support the Bill in its present form and under the process the Government was proposing.

 

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