Should Cambridge begin using video surveillance to prevent incidents like the Boston Marathon bombing? How can we ensure citizens' privacy?

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Should Cambridge Turn On Its Surveillance Cameras?

August 14, 2013

The city of Cambridge is debating whether it should turn on its surveillance cameras. The cameras were put in place years ago in high-traffic areas but don't currently record visual data. Margery Eagan and Emily Rooney — sitting in for Jim Braude — talked with Cambridge City Councilor Craig Kelley about it. Kelley chairs the Public Safety Subcommittee. Are you comfortable being surveilled? Are we safer with them in place, or should there be some pushback? Leave a comment below, or tweet us.

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