BROOKLYN - New security cameras have been installed in Midwood and Borough Park, to mixed reviews from residents.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Borough Park) pushed through the security initiative after the 2011 kidnapping and murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky. Police were able to locate his killer, Levi Aron, by using security cameras. Aron has since been convicted.
Some residents are opposed to the cameras, saying it's a violation of privacy, but Hikind hopes the additional cameras will keep people safe and save lives.
In total, 320 cameras will be installed. The cameras can be monitored in real time in the event of an emergency.