NYPD Watches From Above


New York City has set up a two-storey “patrol tower” equipped with spotlight, sensors and cameras to literally oversee a Harlem neighborhood. According to NY1 News, local residents sick of the area’s crime are pleased, as are folks in a Brooklyn neighborhood that also hosts one of the towers. I don’t doubt that, but surely I’m not the only one to find the idea of cops surveillling the public from on high more than a bit creepy.

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