New Orleans Scrapping Surveillance Cameras

Further proof that they just don’t work. They don’t even deter crime, much as proponents would like us to believe, they just move it.

Bruce Scheier: They’re not worth it:

In seven years, New Orleans’ crime camera program has yielded six indictments: three for crimes caught on video and three for bribes and kickbacks a vendor is accused of paying a former city official to sell the cameras to City Hall.