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And they’re so helpful when taxing visitors…

October 2, 2007

UPDATED:I like that Mayor Bloomberg comes clean about the other important purpose of the cameras – adding to the tax coffers, as well as watching the fine citizens of New York.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2007/10/01/2007-10-01_nypds_ring_of_steel_camera_rolls_monitor.html

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UPDATE – people who object to this wholesale surveillance are “ridiculous”…

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2007/10/02/2007-10-02_bloomberg_calls_surveillancecamera_criti.html

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As for privacy concerns, he said, “You’ve already given that away when you buy a car and register it and put a license plate on the back, which is basically putting your name on the back of the car.”

Might I point out that car`registration is also under coercion?

This article also mentions Bloomberg’s lust for more tax revenue. I’m surprised that the reporter didn’t mention cartoon dollar signs appearing in Bloomberg’s eyes and a cash register ring sound effect when he talked about the congestion pricing.

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