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Cameras And Free Wi-Fi To Combat High-Crime Area In Watts

To attack both the digital divide and the violence at one of the city's most dangerous public housing projects, police plan to place surveillance cameras inside the Jordan Downs complex ald also provide free wireless Internet access.

"The Jordan Downs housing project is one of Los Angeles' most dangerous and blighted communities, with a high crime rate and residents too poor to purchase computers, let alone Internet service.

...By year's end, the Los Angeles Police Department intends to place at least a dozen surveillance cameras inside the 700-unit, World War II-era complex and along connecting streets to Jordan High School... In a carrot-and-stick twist, the cameras will provide the projects' 2,400 residents and some of its Watts neighbors with free wireless Internet access."

Full Story: LAPD to Train Cameras on High-Crime Area in Watts

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