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<p>Big Brother will be watching you more and more as closed-circuit digital video cameras become the means to catch criminals or prevent crime. That’s how some see the use of closed-circuit TV in public places.</p>

Cops announce pilot project for Queen-Bathurst


Big Brother will be watching you more and more as closed-circuit digital video cameras become the means to catch criminals or prevent crime. That’s how some see the use of closed-circuit TV in public places.



"There’s a concern that we’re being watched," a resident of the Bathurst and Queen Street West area told police at a public forum last week.



Shown to have "a higher incidence of violent crime" than some areas of the city, Queen and Bathurst has been chosen for a six-month pilot project starting March 31 with closed-circuit police cameras, Staff Supt. Jeff McGuire said at the meeting.



Other residents said they worried about "the displacement of crime" — drug dealers moving their trade from the front streets to the back streets of the same area.



McGuire said the film will be used only to provide evidence in a crime or "as a crime prevention tool."




















Yonge-Dundas




  • Nineteen closed-circuit police video cameras are currently deployed at Yonge and Dundas streets near where Jane Creba, 15, was killed on Boxing Day 2005 after being caught in a gang-related shootout.


 
 
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