Reply to post: Re: Seems good to me

French lawmakers say oui to Olympic video surveillance, but non for faces

jmch Silver badge

Re: Seems good to me

As someone who has been in my fair share of football crowds, I can say with near-certainty that there are patterns of crowd movement that are indicators of "things about to kick off". Have some experienced crowd control officers monitor the cameras real-time, and they can send backup to potential hotspots ASAP. It might have already kicked off by then, but getting officers close to the scene is key. The other thing is having a bit more intelligence that can be relayed to crowd-control police in real-time. Otherwise you end up in situations like the Champions League final in Paris where French police ignored the local yoof jumping over fences and pepper-sprayed fans with tickets waiting outside the blocked turnstiles.

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