2014 is shaping up to be the Year of Surveillance for the Houston P.D, both a good and bad thing for the public.
In addition to outfitting police with body cams, the city is moving to add nearly 180 costly surveillance cameras to the downtown area.
The cameras will be pointed at “public areas around downtown, stadiums and the theater district,” according to the Houston Chronicle, and will set the city back by $18 million in federal funds, with another $5 million to spare.
However, as the Chronicle points out, studies have shown surveillance cameras rarely, if ever, lead to lower crime.
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