Friday April 20, 2018

Lieberman: NYC Mayor’s Got a Camera Fetish

In an op-ed in today's New York Daily News, the New York Civil Liberties Union's Donna Lieberman questions the thinking behind Mayor Bloomberg's plans to expand the $100 million "Ring of Steel" surveillance network in lower Manhattan below Canal Street to Midtown with:

  • $24 million in federal homeland security grants
  • the creation of a computerized database for the NYPD to monitor the "movement and whereabouts of millions of people whose only 'crime' is walking down a public street

Lieberman points out that there have been no NY City Council meetings to discuss the project and the NYPD hasn't been forthcoming with details either, requesting that more details be made public before this project moves forward.

New York Daily News

> NYPD Seeks to Replicate "Ring of Steel" in Midtown