Thanks to Rob Hyndman for passing along the link.
Monday, January 08, 2007
Toronto police remove downtown CCTV cameras
It's not every day that you hear about police operated CCTV cameras being taken down, but that's what's happening in downtown Toronto. The municipal police erected three cameras at busy intersections during the holiday season and have now taken them down. The removal of the cameras has caused some controversy, as some merchants and police investigators say they have potential in deterring and investigating crime. Others ask what sort of deterrence they offer as a shooting took place under one of the cameras in the past week. Check out: City News: Police shut off closed circuit cameras at three downtown intersections and Blog TO: Yonge and Dundas Security Cameras Turned Off.