Surveillance in Seattle

18 09 2009

The city of Medina (an affluent suburb of Seattle) has recently installed a surveillance system that monitors and records every vehicle that crosses the town limits. Any suspicious activities, vehicles or people are quickly reported to police. In a city where the average household income is more than $200,000 USD it makes sense to want to “stay safe” (and protect your significant amount of property!). But here’s an interesting stat for you: Medina had only 11 burglaries last year – not exactly the crime capital of the world.

The surveillance society means that citizens can rest easy – no more sleepless nights in Seattle Medina.

Read the full article from the Seattle Times, or check out the commentary on BoingBoing.




2 responses

6 03 2013

Interesting blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from
somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make
my blog shine. Please let me know where you got your theme.

With thanks

6 03 2013

It’s just the “Freshy” theme… available for free from WordPress.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: