I see the Birmingham Mail are continuing to create confusion about the nature of the campaign against Project Champion by blurring the distinction between CCTV cameras and ANPR cameras. Neither my opposition to Project Champion, nor that of the Birmingham Against Spy Cameras campaign, is about opposing CCTV cameras per say. It is about the use of ANPR cameras which have a specific anti-terrorist surveillance remit. We believe Project Champion undermines civil liberties, community cohesion and trust in the police, by making the Muslim community a 'suspect community'.
The issue will get another airing tonight at 7pm in a public consultation meeting at the Bordesley Centre, which is at the top of the Stratford Road by the Camp Hill roundabout. I would encourage everyone to attend.