London Bomb Scare Raises Profile of CCTV's in the US

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Less than a week after two car bombs were found and disarmed in London and the subsequent attack on the airport in Glasgow by two men in a flaming car, British police are certain they have the main suspects and have lowered the terror alert from "critical" to "severe." As mainstream Muslims have condemned "extremists," police want to know why several highly educated Muslim doctors would try to kill hundreds of people. One of British law enforcement's resources has been videotape from closed-circuit cameras all over the country, especially in London. Would privacy laws allow the US to adopt that technology?  Is it only useful after the fact? Would it encourage a "climate of fear?"

Credits

Guests:
Stephen Fidler - Wall Street Journal - @StephenFidler1, Ihtisham Hibatullah - Spokesman for the British Muslim Initiative, Amitai Etzioni - Professor of International Relations, George Washington University, Barry Steinhardt - Director of the Technology and Liberty Program at the ACLU

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Bob Carlson, Frances Anderton