“…Citizen Virtual Patrol… allows people from anywhere in the world to watch high-definition live feeds from 62 surveillance cameras installed across the city. If someone sees something that they think looks like criminal activity, they are encouraged to call 911 so the Newark Police Department can dispatch officers to the location of the camera. (Observers from outside of the area are encouraged to call Newark police directly.)”
A network of surveillance cameras is one thing, and potentially problematic enough but this, this, is something else entirely.
Will police respond to all calls? Or will they review footage before deciding whether/how to respond? Do authorities have any protocol in place for when (not if) people use the system to stalk or harass people? (Did anyone think this through at all??)