Shanghai police reminds the public it is always watching

one-nation-cctv.jpgPolice in Shanghai have announced plans to publish photographs and stills from CCTV of jaywalkers and other traffic nuisances in local newspapers in an effort to shame miscreants into mending their ways.

Local lawyers are proving to be unusually enthusiastic about the plan. They foresee lots of actions for defamation. They also think the loss of face from exposing the offenders is a punishment too cruel and unusual for the crime, meaning yet more money to line their coffers.

Downtime thinks that if the UK experience of CCTV is anything to go by, now could be the time to make a significant investment in a Chinese hoodie manufacturer. 

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A densed population calls for densed measurements. Phew!

M.C.Taytelbaum.

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