NYPD unveils new high-tech system to track crime and terrorism



Standing before a 30-foot-long wall of video monitors that looked liked the set of a Hollywood TV show, New York City officials unveiled their latest tool to combat crime and terrorism.

“We are not your mom and pop’s police department anymore,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said describing the Domain Awareness System for reporters. “We are leading the pack.”

The system allows New York City police to monitor thousands of surveillance cameras across the city and, in real time, collect and analyze information from relevant databases.

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