Charleston pushes for public surveillance cameras

Image by Flickr user AndyrobImage by 20081102cameras.jpg Surveillance cameras in Britain have not fully lived up to expectations in crime reduction.

Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen is pushing for a network of surveillance cameras throughout Charleston.

He has however met some resistance with getting funding: A request for a homeland security grant of $435,000 was denied.

Police Chief Mullen is confident these cameras will only benefit Charleston, but the ACLU worries the effort might enhance racial profiling, while violating privacy.

Britain's near-infamous attempt to safeguard citizens with a wide mesh of cameras has met with little success.

Read more about Charleston's aspirations at The Post and Courier.

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