Camden plans crime cameras on street

July 8, 2008 5:58:07 AM PDT
New Jersey's most dangerous city is getting its first network of security cameras in commercial districts.

Camden's Urban Enterprise Zone says it will put up the first $500,000 for the $2.5 million project. It hopes to have cameras start going up in six commercial areas later this year.

Officials in the state's largest cities - Newark and Jersey City - say cameras there have quickly become crime-fighting tools. Still, civil liberties groups question whether the cameras help with safety.

Camden consistently ranks as one of the nation's most crime-ridden cities.

Information from: Courier-Post,