Thursday, July 28, 2005

CCTV Cameras Aid London Bomb Probe

The United Kingdom has some 4 million closed-circuit television cameras and news reports suggest that the average citizen is captured on film by about 300 cameras per day. The cameras are located on streets and in parks, airports, schools, shopping malls, and parking lots. Authorities have reviewed 15,000 surveillance tapes so far in relation to the investigation.

That's one of the reasons why the British police have been able to arrest so many suspects following the London bombings and why they are able to post the photos of suspects so quickly for the general public. Of course, the superb intelligence network in Britain is another prime factor.

New York police officials are currently on hand in London evaluating how the investigations are going. Look for more CCTV cameras in big American cities soon.


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