The War At Home

Baltimore will launch a regional network of 24-hour surveillance cameras to monitor public spaces.
June 13, 2004, 5am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"From the Inner Harbor to the Bay Bridge, local and state homeland security authorities are beginning to build a regional network of 24-hour surveillance cameras that will first go live this summer in Baltimore. The closed-circuit video surveillance system of public spaces will begin in the Inner Harbor by summer's end, and a $2 million federal grant accepted by the city yesterday will expand the cameras into downtown's west side by early November.'We're trying to build a regional network of cameras,' said Dennis R. Schrader, director of homeland security for Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. What of privacy concerns raised by groups opposed to cameras constantly monitored by retired police officers or college students? 'We're at war,' Schrader said."

Thanks to Richard Layman

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