Watch out NYC- from what sounds like a prequel to Minority Report, the Big Apple is set to put the streets on lockdown to suspicious vehicles- literally. By the end of next year, 3000 number-recognition cameras are set to be installed below Canal Street… regardless of whether Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-congestion plan is approved. The cameras, capable of transmitting live data to police HQ, will be able to issue warnings on suspicious vehicles/plates. In conjunction with the monitoring, gates installed at key intersections will be able to close off traffic until police can arrive at the scene.
NYPD says it’s to combat terror, but the NY Civil Liberties Union ain’t tryin to hear it, calling the measure invasive. So what do you think? Peep the full New York Times article and speak your mind here.