Washington police hope technology will catch sniper

(Clarin.com) Electronic monitoring equipment, airplanes, hidden video cameras and traffic-monitoring software are some of the new "weapons" the Washing police will be uses to track the sniper. But military technology isn't the only resource at the disposal of the investigators, who are also using computer systems such as Rigel, which is a program specifically designed to help searches for serial snipers. There are also hundreds of images captured by the controversial webcams, which are omnipresent in the great cities of the First World.

In the meantime, the US Army's 204th Military Intelligence Battalion has started using a DeHavilland RC-7B that has been specially designed to fly for 10 ten hours without interruption, and to intercept communications and detect moving targets, even in low-visibility conditions.

It is certain that, as thousands of video cameras are installed in publuc places, there will be more protests by civil rights groups, which, like the Surveillance Camera Players, are determined to limit the expansion of video surveillance.

(Writer unknown. Published on 20 October 2002 in El Principe; translated from the Spanish by an Internet robot and checked over by a hooman being.)

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