YouTube For 911 Callers

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts.


In his annual State of the City speech yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg stated that the city plans to equip 911-emergency call centers with instant cell phone photos and civilian video footage of crimes in progress. The New York Post likens it to YouTube, but for all the good Samaritans that have been popping up all over the city. John Feinblatt, the mayor’s criminal-justice coordinator, and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly recalled an incident last year when a subway rider took a picture of a flasher in action and posted it online, which might have lead to his subsequent capture and conviction. Feinblatt also implied that this could get very interesting if people started submitting photos and video footage of behavior that wouldn’t exactly count as criminal that’s taking place in a space presumed to be private, like a locker room. Woaaaa there Feinblatt, let’s pull in the reins on that wild imagination of yours.

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