Poll: New Yorkers Want More Surveillance Cameras

Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD’s eyes in the sky may be unpopular with some civil rights groups, but a recent poll found New Yorkers overwhelmingly would like to see an expansion of the number of surveillance cameras.

A recent Quinnipiac University poll found 82 percent of New Yorkers want to see the increased use of surveillance cameras in public spaces. The number of black and Hispanic voters polled support extra cameras by an even larger number, according to the poll.

Police commissioner Ray Kelly said he is not surprised by the poll’s findings.

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“Critics say, or people are concerned about privacy. Apparently people aren’t concerned about it because they realize the genie’s out of the bottle. You go into a department store, your picture is taken 30 times. And the normal business…

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