Politics

DNC security cameras brings new era of Big Brother to Denver

This camera can see a lot more than the Pepsi Center.

Do you ever get that funny feeling you’re being watched? Well if you’re anywhere near downtown Denver during the Democratic National Convention, you probably are.

Over the past three weeks, the Denver Police Department has quietly rolled out an ultra-high-tech network of wireless cameras that have put much of the city center under 24-hour observation –- or “extreme video surveillance,” according to the manufacturer, Maryland-based Avrio Group. The system was paid for out of the $50 million in federal grant moey the city received for DNC security.

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Jared Jacang Maher