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A surveillance camera overlooks the intersection of Bourbon St. and St. Louis St. in the French Quarter section of New Orleans. Gerald Herbert/AP. The city is considering an unprecedented real-time monitoring proposal, in what could be the latest escalation of surveillance trends. New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison has a message for New Orleans bar-goers: Be good—you’re being watched. The city council is considering an unprecedented proposal to require any business with a liquor license to install video cameras that feed into a real-time surveillance “command center” monitored 24/7 by law enforcement. “We want to be able to send a message that if you’re in public spaces... Full story

20 February