"Talking" CCTV cameras that tell off people dropping litter or committing anti-social behaviour are to be extended to 20 areas across England.
They are already used in Middlesbrough where people seen misbehaving can be told to stop via a loudspeaker, controlled by control centre staff.
About 500,000lbs/sterling will be spent adding speaker facilities to existing cameras.
Shadow home affairs minister James Brokenshire said the government should be "very careful" over the cameras.
Just when I think my country is driving over a precipice jolly old England is there to remind me that it could be a hell of a lot worse. Thanks, guys.
Without a doubt, the dumbest waste of money I've seen in quite a long time... Instead of actually having people be responsible, Great Britain is going to badger people into throwing things away... for over $1 Million Dollars? hell, hire the homeless to badger them to give up their trash, so they have some paper for insulation, and cans to collect for recycling... oh, and give them the $$ too...
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