Monday, September 15, 2008

81 Times A Minute?

That's how often O.J. Simpson's lawyer just told the jury that people in Las Vegas can expect to be photographed in some form or fashion: 81 times a minute.

Is that number related in any way, shape or form to reality? This is one reason the lawyer says OJ didn't commit a crime; he knew he was being watched and recorded.

9 comments:

Charles in Richmond, VA said...

So if I kill someone on the casino floor, its not a crime because I knew I was being watched.

ShortWoman said...

Not as catchy as "if it does not fit, you must acquit."

Troy from Las Vegas said...

does 81 times a minute include INSIDE a hotel room?

THE STRIP PODCAST GUYS said...

No, i'm sure they're not talking about inside the hotel rooms. It struck me as an odd part of this, that's all. i never heard anyone put a # on it.

Anonymous said...

I know there are no cameras inside hotel rooms, but, I think I've heard there are no cameras allowed in guest room hallways. Anyone know if that's right, or am I drunk again?

Jeff in OKC

gregoryzephyr said...

I guess if you figure that video cameras capture images at something like 24 frames per second, then as long as you are on at least one video camera at all times, there are theoretically 1,440 still images of you per minute. So, smile!

Troy from Las Vegas said...

That was sort of my point gregoryzephyr and the strip podcast guys (which translates to Steve and Miles is never here)
I mean what is considered "IN Las Vegas"? Does that include Summerlin? I am not photographed on my street at home. But if they are talking about in a casino I can see MANY times per minute by the multiple cameras on the casino floor.
But it would be like a laywer to come up with some sort of stupid argument like 24 frames per second.

Troy from Las Vegas said...

And come to think of it Jeff in OKC, I have stayed in many hotels here in Las Vegas and do not recall seeing cameras in the hallways.
maybe the idea is they know who is getting in the elevators so they know who is in the building?

JIM J said...

wow, that is a bunch. Crime story information is great on the net. In Lincoln Nebraska, home of the Nebraska Cornholers we have a great news page that the Chief of Police writes every day. I have it on my blog.