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NYCLU Unveils Surveillance Camera Map Of Manhattan

December 13, 1998 - The New York Civil Liberties Union today held a press conference 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 details 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.