Meanwhile, citizens and business owners have their own program, installing cameras at entrances to stores, apartment buildings and restaurants.
More often than not, the police use these cameras to solve murders, assaults and thefts.
It's an ideal location - for watching crack deals, late-night violence and random crazy behavior.
less Adam Jackson who put a 24/7 web camera up in his apartment on December 5, 2008 in the Tenderloin of San Francisco, Calif., has found that not only has it reduces crime around his building but he's gone on to ...Last week Jackson stopped by a neighborhood bar a few blocks away and noticed something interesting."I saw a lot of the old regulars who used to be on my block," he said.Nobody's watching the 76 cameras' feeds, the cops can't rely on the tapes for clear footage, and prosecutors say they're often worthless.The city will likely ponder this issue for years more.