Daley Backs Mandatory Security Cameras In Businesses


Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has endorsed the idea of mandatory security cameras in many Chicago businesses and said he is committed to increasing the number of government cameras that monitor streets, sidewalks, and other public places, the Chicago Tribune reports. “The cameras really prevent much crime,” Daley said at the city’s 911 center, unveiling a $4 million communications and dispatch center. “The cameras also solve a lot of crime. The terrorist attacks in London were solved by cameras.”

Business groups have expressed opposition to a proposed ordinance to require cameras in establishments open more than 12 hours a day. Among the city’s devices are 100 pole-mounted cameras in high-crime areas that are being equipped with gunshot detection technology. “Basically you will be looking for more and more cameras all over,” he said. “We have more and more requests.”

Link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0601310250jan31,1,6185384.story?coll=chi-news-hed

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