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City surveillance: Crime deterrent or invasion of privacy?
KSL TV 5
November 12, 2009
High-tech surveillance networks are providing police and government with the ability to monitor streets, parks and businesses like never before. Police in Sandy have such a system and call it a deterrent to crime. Still, others say it’s an invasion of privacy.
The skate facility at Lone Peak Park is an outlet for youthful energy. But sometimes it is also the site of problems like bullying, trespassing, and drugs and alcohol. Recently, Sandy City added something new to help keep watch.
“Just extra eyes and ears, like we ask the public to be,” explained Sandy police Sgt. Justin Chapman.
Those “eyes” caught a skater taking a beer from his trunk, pouring it into a container and heading off to skate. An officer was called, and the skater was busted.
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