Monday, July 02, 2012

What's good for the goose...

DARPA, the Defense Department's research arm, has apparently been hanging out in San Francisco to film the local police department's daily interactions with the public there as part of something creepily called "Good Stranger":

"The SFPD insists all this only sounds a little Big Brother-y. 'The point is to observe the officers’ behavior,' says Sgt. Michael Andraychak, who assures us that the research doesn’t encroach on civilians’ privacy. He also says, less comfortingly: 'You have no expectation of privacy in a public space.'"

The good officer is absolutely correct.  Let's hope he and his colleagues remember that fact when the good people in Frisco decide to publicly photograph and record the cops right back. 

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