Sometimes CCTV Cameras Work
Sex attack caught on camera.
Hamilton police have arrested two men after a sex attack on a woman early today was caught on the city’s closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras.
CCTV operators contacted police when they became concerned about the safety of a woman outside an apartment block near the intersection of Victoria and Collingwood streets about 5am today.
Remember, though, that the test for whether the surveillance cameras are worth it is whether or not this crime would have been solved without them. That is, were the cameras necessary for arrest or conviction?
EDITED TO ADD (12/17): When I wrote “remember, though, that the test for whether the surveillance cameras are worth it is whether or not this crime would have been solved without them,” I was being sloppy. That’s the test as to whether or not they had any value in this case.