New Orleans Scrapping Surveillance Cameras
They're not worth it:
In seven years, New Orleans' crime camera program has yielded six indictments: three for crimes caught on video and three for bribes and kickbacks a vendor is accused of paying a former city official to sell the cameras to City Hall.
Posted on October 28, 2010 at 6:09 AM
And a lot of the 'successes' of the CCTV just mean some footage was shown on TV.
There was an infamous murder of two schoolchildren near Cambridge. The CCTV showed them crossing a street earlier that morning - they subsequently were seen by many witnesses and went home again before being murdered.
But it was reported that CCTV had been used in solving the case!
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