Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Syracuse Police held the first of three public meetings to discuss the new placement of crime cameras in the city Monday night. It’s part of the “COPS” camera project. COPS stands for Criminal Observation and Protection System. There are plans to install nine cameras on the West Side of the city, although officers say it’s an attempt to promote safety, some Syracuse residents feel that the cameras may be too intrusive on their privacy.
“I think it’s big brother watching you and I think it’ll be used down the line, maybe not starting off, but in the future it’d be used and it’s just an opportunity that they can start infringing on your constitutional rights,” said Syracuse resident, Charlie Pierce-el.
Two additional meetings are planned. The public is invited to attend and ask questions. The next two meeting will be held on Wednesday and Thursday. See below:
North side Camera Meeting
Wednesday, June 27th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Grant Middle School
2400 Grant Blvd.
Syracuse, N.Y. 13208
West side Camera Meeting
Thursday, June 28th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Delaware Elementary School
900 S. Geddes St.
Syracuse, N.Y. 13204