Two recent Broward County murder cases use surveillance camera videos as evidence. In one case, a 63-year-old Coral Springs man is charged with bludgeoning his wife to death and shoving an automobile containing her body into a lake. A 62-year-old Pompano Beach man faces similar murder charges. Both men were caught on tape by surveillance cameras at nearby businesses.
According to an article in the South Florida Sun Sentinel, there are now more than 2 million video cameras in spaces around the country, not including ATMs. These cameras can be used by police as powerful law enforcement tools for identifying suspects, discouraging property crimes, and spurring confessions.
Privacy advocates worry about the growing use of these cameras, but the trend is likely to continue in the future. In fact, governments like the city of Fort Lauderdale are now strategically setting up networks of surveillance cameras to monitor the city for possible crimes.
Source: Surveillance video is latest crime-fighting tool, South Florida Sun Sentinel, April 12, 2010
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