D.C. police are planning to install 14 new surveillance cameras throughout the city, the Metropolitan Police Department said Friday. The new devices will bring the city's network of closed-circuit cameras to 30. The District has used surveillance cameras for more than a decade, and a city website says the cameras help "police to monitor public spaces around key installations that are at risk of terrorist attacks without having to assign a large number of uniformed officers to that task." The city contends that the cameras do not intrude on privacy rights.
- Alan Blinder