New security cameras installed in Borough Park and Midwood in response to 2011 murder of Leiby Kletzky
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.
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In total, 320 cameras will be installed. The cameras can be monitored in real time in the event of an emergency.