Surveillance Cameras

New York News
4:44 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Should Body Cameras Be Required For Police Officers?

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President Obama’s call to equip police officers across the country with body cameras could change the way police interact with civilians, including those accused of breaking the law. Some experts say more study is needed before police agencies will know how beneficial body cameras can be and what the impacts really are.

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Capital Region News
1:09 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

County Computer Stores Plate Reader Vehicle Data

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Electronic surveillance devices are everywhere, and some are not so obvious.

The intriguing headline of a newspaper article that may have slipped by over the Memorial Day holiday: "Big data is now watching you – 37 million entries capture movements of motorists in the Capital Region"

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Hudson Valley News
7:53 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Legislator Urges Revision Of A NYS Traffic Law

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An Orange County legislator is calling for a change in a New York state traffic law. He says the change would help cut down on dangerous driving in his city that is putting residents - especially children - in harm’s way.

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North Country News
6:35 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Vermont City Researching Placing Surveillance Cameras in Private Neighborhoods

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Rutland, Vermont’s city council has asked a city committee to study the idea of placing security cameras in private neighborhoods.

Rutland landlord Cam Johnston asked  the Board of Aldermen to consider putting up surveillance cameras after one of his properties was the site of a home invasion. Alderman Christopher Robinson is not thrilled with the idea, but moved that the Public Safety Committee research the matter.

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