September 20, 2010

Ready for your close-up? About 500 subway cameras have been activated in Times Square, Penn Station and Grand Central Station as part of an effort to thwart terrorist acts and street crimes, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday...Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, said the increased monitoring without public input worries her group, and they have filed lawsuits against the NYPD and the Department of Homeland Security to gain more information. “Of course it’s critically important to protect New Yorkers from terrorism, but there’s no evidence that security cameras — especially in an era of tight law enforcement resources — are the way to go,” she said.