Freeman

IN BRIEF

Police Surveillance Cameras Aren’t Just for Big Cities

FEBRUARY 10, 2011

“Surveillance video cameras are sprouting in midsized communities across the USA as police borrow the crime-fighting tool from big metro areas.” (USA Today)

But don’t get caught videoing the police.

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