NYC Surveillance Camera Project*

NYCLU To Hold Press Conference To Unveil Surveillance Camera Map Of Manhattan

The New York Civil Liberties Union will hold a press conference on Sunday, December 13, 1998 to unveil a map of video surveillance cameras in public spaces in Manhattan.

Norman Siegel, NYCLU's Executive Director stated, "Video surveillance cameras have arrived in the streets of New York City, with effectively no organized discussion or debate on their role in our city. We hope to change that."

The map will detail the number of cameras, where they are located, and what types of cameras are currently being used. The NYCLU will also call for legislation to regulate the use of video surveillance cameras.

EVENT:  Press Conference
DATE:  Sunday, December 13, 1998
TIME:  12 Noon
PLACE:  Offices of NYCLU, 125 Broad Street, 17th Floor (between Water and South Streets)
PARTICIPANTS:  Norman Siegel, NYCLU Executive Director; Chris Johnson, Coordinator, NYCLU Surveillance Camera Project; Edward Borges, NYCLU Legislative Director; Bradley McCallum, NYCLU Artist-in-Residence; Allyson Bowen, Volunteer; Mark Ghuneim, Volunteer; Matt McGuiness, Volunteer