Category: Big Brother

  • A Bully Rorschach Test

    You’ve seen this already, I’m sure: [flv: 480 368] It’s video of a 10th-form (as I understand it, the equivalent of 10th grade in the U.S.) kid in Australia being picked on by a vicious little 7th-form bully, while some fan of bullying shoots video. The little punk gets in several shots at the bigger […]

  • More on those Ominous Black Boxes

    Reader Trafficnerd gave us a few links to pages about the HPD’s DEA-funded PlateScan Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) systems. None of them, oddly enough, mention the DEA funding that Officer Friendly told me about. Here, though, is Houston HIDTA (High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force) director Stan Furce’s “So, you want an LPR” article […]

  • Big Brother on Wheels

    According to Officer Friendly, those are DEA-supplied license-plate reading cameras mounted to the trunk of the patrol car. I don’t like it, but it’s good for business — my business — I suppose.