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Arlington

"Chances are, somebody's watching you," USA TODAY, November 30, 2000.

"The Virginia Smart Traffic Center, like many other double-edged advances in technology, reinforces the notion that privacy today is fluid and evaporates rapidly once we step out our front doors.

Whether as motorists or pedestrians; as visitors to convenience stores, banks, ATMs or the post office; as shoppers with credit cards or telephone users; even at leisure, in parks, playgrounds and golf courses, we're constantly on candid camera. Full-time surveillance is a reality of modern life."

Fairfax

"Metro adds more cameras looking outward," Washington Examiner, May 11, 2009. Online>

Newpot News

"Officials to have more eyes in the sky," The Daily Press, October 11, 2008. 

"City officials said they hope to begin installing a network of crime surveillance cameras across Newport News by the end of the year, starting in the southeast community.

The cameras would be located at 16th and Madison; 19th and Jefferson Avenue; 23rd and Chestnut Avenue; 24th and Marshall Avenue; 33rd and Roanoke Avenue; 36th and Marshall Avenue; and 36th and Madison Avenue. They would be movable and linked to laptop computers, police spokesman Lou Thurston said earlier this year."


Norfolk

"Officials to have more eyes in the sky," The Daily Press, October 11, 2008. 

"City officials said they hope to begin installing a network of crime surveillance cameras across Newport News by the end of the year, starting in the southeast community.

The cameras would be located at 16th and Madison; 19th and Jefferson Avenue; 23rd and Chestnut Avenue; 24th and Marshall Avenue; 33rd and Roanoke Avenue; 36th and Marshall Avenue; and 36th and Madison Avenue. They would be movable and linked to laptop computers, police spokesman Lou Thurston said earlier this year."


Virginia Beach

 "Resort Town: Any Familiar Faces?," Wired, January 13, 2003. Online>

"Surveillance Society: Don't look now, but you may find you're being watched," San Francisco Chronicle, September 9, 2002. Online>




 
 
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