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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review August 12, 2011 / 12 Menachem-Av, 5771

British cops track rioters through security cameras

By Dale McFeatters




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | London has perhaps the highest concentration of security surveillance cameras in the world -- 12,000 in the subway alone and 7,000 government cameras above ground, and that's in addition to private closed-circuit TV cameras. The shorthand for those systems is CCTV, and they are not without controversy because of their perceived intrusiveness.

Because of those cameras, the three days of rioting in major British cities is surely the most photographed outbreak of civic mayhem ever. Police are now using footage from the surveillance cameras to track down looters and violent rioters.

Perhaps because the cameras are so ubiquitous, many of the rioters seemed to forget they were there. Others took elementary precautions.

But Martin Lazell, chairman of the Public CCTV Managers Association, told the Christian Science Monitor: "A lot of these youths are wearing scarves to hide their faces, but we're not just reliant on that. We can identify people on how they walk, their height, their clothes, shoes -- all manner of things. People recognize people by what they wear, and often, despite having full wardrobes, we tend to wear the same clothes most of the time."

The police are also counting on the public to report -- "to shop," in the common phrase -- anyone they recognize. In this effort, they have the support of Britain's robust, often-rambunctious press.

The Sun ran a rogues' gallery of wanted rioters with the headline, "Shop Another Moron. Help Police Catch More Riot Yobs."

The Evening Standard urged Londoners to respond to a "CCTV hunt for suspect who left community hero in coma."

The Mirror ran galleries of photos from London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, each time asking, "Can you identify these people?"

In contrast to the usual aftermath of civil disturbances, where there is hand-wringing over root socioeconomic causes, social alienation, scant job opportunities, racism and other failings of the larger society -- all these factors are in play, to be sure -- the British public seems to have settled on greed, alcohol and a yen for violence as the cause.

If this "name and shame" campaign proves at all effective, it will go a long way in Britain to tipping the debate in favor of security over privacy

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Previously:

08/11/11: Relax. There is no Death Star

08/10/11: House pages run final errands

08/09/11: U.S. treading water on job creation

08/08/11: Uncle Sam, the world's permanent guest

08/05/11: Most 9/11 victims not on federal death records

08/04/11: Russian PM calls U.S. a ‘parasite.’ He should be so lucky

08/03/11: Congress goes from one bind to another

08/02/11: D.B. Cooper may no longer be a mystery

08/01/11: Libya's latest weapon against NATO --- lawsuits

07/29/11: He'll always be known as Hot Wheels Handler

07/25/11: Recruiting children to save a dying town

07/22/11: Bachmann's admirable medical candor

07/12/11: Social Security's grave mistakes

07/08/11: Debt crisis need not be constitutional crisis

07/07/11: Startups entice new talent with kickball, treehouses

07/05/11: Stranded tourists get rare treat

06/30/11: The dollar Americans refuse to spend

06/27/11: The hangman doesn't cometh





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