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Police walk in on robbery in progress

A police officer casually walked into a Walgreens supermarket in Dayton, Ohio on December 16, just as a masked robber was attempting to make away with the cash register. The dramatic struggle that followed was caught on security camera. Watch the video…
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Anti-CCTV activists force British police to bag Muslim-trained cameras

Birmingham residents have won Britain's first battle in the war against CCTV after forcing police to stop using hundreds of cameras in a predominantly Muslim area. The leader of the campaign explains how the tide turned. Read more...

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Good Samaritan bleeds to death while pedestrians walk by

CCTV footage has revealed that a homeless man in New York who was stabbed after coming to a woman's rescue was left to die on the pavement while passers-by stared at him, one of them even taking a photo on his mobile phone before walking away. See the video...

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Rio police leave victim to die, free killers

A 42-year-old was beaten up and shot by two robbers last Sunday in downtown Rio de Janeiro. CCTV footage which emerged on Tuesday shows that the charity worker was still alive when two police officers passed by. But instead of stopping to help, they let go his killers and drove away. Read more...

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Make money watching CCTV

Big Brother is gaining ground in the UK, where citizens are being invited to watch CCTV footage in a "stop thief" type of online game. And it's not only for fun - if they catch a criminal red-handed, they could earn 1,000 pounds. Read more...

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Naming and shaming shoplifters with CCTV footage – legal?

In an attempt to crack down on shoplifters, a UK storeowner has begun posting CCTV images of suspected thieves on the company's website, along with the incentive of a 500-pound (€580) reward for those who successfully identify thieves. On Saturday, the scheme claimed its first victim. But is it legal? Not entirely, a lawyer explains to us. Read more...

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Watch yourself... Google's watching you

This scantily-dressed Londoner is the latest victim of unwanted fame that Google Street View can bring you as you go about your daily business. The image has reignited the debate over the legitimacy of Street View - a topic we looked at in December. Read more and see other "Street View celebrities"...

Met police tell Britons: look in rubbish bins for terrorism

In March 2008 British police shocked Londoners by asking them to report "odd-looking" photographers and houses with "unusual activity". Despite massive criticism for infringing on civil liberties last time, the Metropolitan Police is now going further, asking residents to rummage through wheelie bins and report anyone who dares glance at a CCTV camera. Read more...

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