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