Daily Archives: 15 October 2006

Spy in the sky

Jonathan Calder suggests that Brass Eye inspired the government’s latest idea for flying robot drones being used to spy on anti-social behaviour.

Of course, given the name of this blog, I should point out that Spy-in-the-sky cameras have been a staple part of crime fighting in the Judge Dredd comic for years now.

I used to work in a comic shop many years ago. One thing that always struck me was that we had a number of policemen who would come each week to pick up their local comics and all of them seemed to think that Judge Dredd was a good idea.

15 years later, we have spy-in-the-sky cameras and summary powers for the police. Most of these coppers would now be senior officers now, with an influence on policy. Makes you think, doesn’t it?