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Turd Fergusen

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A man has been fined after refusing to be scanned by controversial facial recognition cameras being trialled by the Metropolitan Police.

The force had put out a statement saying “anyone who declines to be scanned will not necessarily be viewed as suspicious”. However, witnesses said several people were stopped after covering their faces or pulling up hoods.

Campaign group Big Brother Watch said one man had seen placards warning members of the public that automatic facial recognition cameras were filming them from a parked police van.

“He simply pulled up the top of his jumper over the bottom of his face, put his head down and walked past,” said director Silkie Carlo.

“There was nothing suspicious about him at all … you have the right to avoid [the cameras], you have the right to cover your face. I think he was exercising his rights.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/facial-recognition-cameras-technology-london-trial-met-police-face-cover-man-fined-a8756936.html
 

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Sejanus

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I never worry about cameras. Mind you I am white and law abiding so there is that. Certainly though I do understand people's reluctance to have big brother watching them. The reality is facial recognition and cameras do have a purpose and benefit Society. The trouble is who watches the Watchmen.
 

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The force had put out a statement saying “anyone who declines to be scanned will not necessarily be viewed as suspicious”. However, witnesses said several people were stopped after covering their faces or pulling up hoods.
Therein lies the problem with that one word "necessarily". With that in there it leaves things to officer's discretion. Either you have the right to avoid the cameras or you don't. Which is it?
 

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knockout

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I never worry about cameras. Mind you I am white and law abiding so there is that. Certainly though I do understand people's reluctance to have big brother watching them. The reality is facial recognition and cameras do have a purpose and benefit Society. The trouble is who watches the Watchmen.
WTF being white have anything to do with this thread or for that matter being law abiding
 

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Sejanus

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WTF being white have anything to do with this thread or for that matter being law abiding
Well "wtf" it has to do is this.
Being white I don't have to worry about being racially profiled for starters.
As for being law abiding that coincides with not doing things that could draw attention to me from LE. So it really cuts down the odds of being singled out for misdeeds on cam.

Any other ragey questions you need sorted out?
 

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