The NYPD wants to keep a closer eye on security in Midtown. The commissioner is looking to expand anti-terrorism measures already in place in other parts of Manhattan.
“The idea, Kelly testified before a City Council committee, is to allow police to do everything they do downtown – scan license plates, monitor surveillance video cameras and use radiation and bioterrorism detectors – between 34th and 59th streets, from river to river,” according to a Newsday report.
The New York Civil Liberty Union has file a lawsuit against the NYPD. They want to know how citizen’s privacy will be balanced against security concerns.
This video is from CBS 2 New York, broadcast April 1, 2009.