Not Good. 505 cameras to be installed in NYC.
The NYPD is installing 505 surveillance cameras around the city – and pushing to safeguard lower Manhattan with a “ring of steel” that could track hundreds of thousands of people and cars a day, authorities revealed yesterday.
NYCLU is battling back:
But don’t expect the NYPD to install its cameras without battling the New York Civil Liberties Union. The watchdog group’s associate legal director, Chris Dunn, questioned the plan.
“Commissioner Kelly may be ready to launch us all into a surveillance society, but we believe cameras are not a cure-all for crime and terrorism,” Dunn said. “It is far from clear that cameras deter crime.”