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Behind the Scenes of the LAPD's Newest Surveillance Cameras

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When it comes to police surveillance cameras, Los Angeles is still way behind New York City, who feeds thousands of live images to their centralized Real Time Crime Center. Here in LA, MacArthur Park and the Hollywood Entertainment District have had cameras for a few years and now the Valley can claim home to them too.

"If you are out on Ventura Blvd. out for a stroll, smile, you're on candid camera," Councilmember and City Attorney candidate Jack Weiss announced today. "The LAPD is watching you and more importanly, they're watching to make sure taggers, burglars, vandals and other bad guys in the neighborhood aren't committing crimes. And if someone in the neighborhood does commit a crime it will be on television in the Watch Commander's office."