Thursday, August 16, 2012

Security cameras delayed over police access

NYDaily News  A state-funded program expected to put 150 cameras in two Brooklyn neighborhoods has been stalled amid concerns that police may not have access to the footage of certain crimes, sources said.

In a recent interview with The Jewish Daily Forward, Jacob Daskal, who coordinates Shomrim in Borough Park, said cameras work best “if it’s a private thing.”

“If it’s a public thing, it might hurt a person who doesn’t want to arrest her husband for domestic violence,” he said.

The NYPD bristled at any suggestion that footage from security cameras wouldn’t be shared with police. “We don’t think there should be any filter between the police and a victim of a crime or evidence of a crime,’’ said Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne, the NYPD’s top spokesman. “If there’s a crime, we’ll decide.”

See Forward article


  1. It is great that Paul Browne has the guts to stand up to the haredim, Hynes will never dare to anything against his Haredi masters.

  2. this is so hard to believe. How can Daskal say these things to the NYPD with a straight face. Are we sure the Forward isn't exaggerating or twisting the truth here?

    1. The Forward is entirely capable, and has a sordid history of, inventing stories from the whole of cloth.


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