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“Why haven’t they been able to access key CCTV footage from the night?” is precisely the sort of question which would be unnecessary under Trusted Surveillance. Why? Because under Trusted Surveillance, Citizens are innocent until proven guilty, Authority is Guilty Until Proven Innocent.

It, therefore, doesn’t matter if they cannot produce the evidence. From the moment they took the victim into custody, they are – under the principles of Trusted Surveillance – obliged to record and audit every second of that custody. The reasons for their initial suspicion, the discussion leading to the decision to arrest, the arrest itself and a continuous multi-sensory log of the period of custody would all be stored and accessible on demand by a Jury.

Witholding the data would be a criminal offence with minimum sentence equivalent to whatever offence they were allegedly prosecuting. That would incentivize the proper recording of their behaviour. Eliminate the corruption made possible by the illicit power relations within society and we can move on to a climate in which rational social decision making at least becomes possible…

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About Harry Stottle
Refugee from the Stumbleupon Blogicide of October 2011 Here you will find my "kneejerk" responses to the world and what I happen to bump into. For my more detailed considerations and proposals, please visit my website or my previous main blogging site.

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