Security Cameras to Invade Manhattan

In the wake of an attempted car bombing in New York City's Times Square, officials are calling for the expanded use of security cameras throughout Manhattan.
May 6, 2010, 10am PDT | Nate Berg
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"New York is already a heavily policed city, with 35,000 officers and a counterterrorism bureau -- the first of its kind in the country -- partnering the FBI.

But Saturday's failed terrorist bomb in the Times Square tourist hot spot has provided the authorities with a new argument for expanding a sometimes controversial security blanket of cameras, sensors and analytical software."

A system of security cameras is already installed in Lower Manhattan. This was based on the London model, where security cameras are scattered throughout the city.

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Published on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 in Agence France Presse
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