He's evil incarnate

TTC Cameras No Better than Scrambled Pay-Per-View Porn

"The suspect is described as a man of unknown age or race, with black hair. He was wearing dark-coloured pants, a dark-coloured jacket with light-coloured stripes down each arm, and he was carrying a light-coloured backpack."

Great lead on the recent TTC stabbing. That narrows the suspect list down to every kid currently attending a high school.

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If you read blogTO back when all the hubbub over the public city security cameras was happening, then you might recall my stance on it; it's awesome. Absurd (for the time being, at least) Orwellian dystopia scenarios aside, they don't hurt anyone and they can be a great help to Toronto police after crimes have occurred.

Why the hell is sub-$10 web cam quality equipment installed in the subway system then? This isn't CSI folks. You cannot "zoom in and enhance the pixels" of a shitty quality low resolution image and magically see that the suspect has a zit on his nose.

With the TTC set to receive enough money to buy the island of Fiji, let's hope they move their ass out of the year 1993 and install some gear that's a little more LonelyGirl15 and a little less 386sx 16, 'cause these cams aren't even good enough to raise a privacy stink about.

EDITOR'S NOTE:
Investigators have released a new still after computer-enhancement of the video footage that shows a much clearer view of the suspects face. ~ed.


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