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New York - Agudah Says Only NYPD Will Be Able To Access Leiby Security Cameras

Published on: January 13, 2014 03:51 PM
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 FILE - One of the test cameras installed earlier this year along 13th ave at a chase bank. FILE - One of the test cameras installed earlier this year along 13th ave at a chase bank.

New York - Several weeks after the announcement by Assemblyman Dov Hikind that the Leiby Kletzky Security Initiative is about to go live, Agudath Israel of America today offered some clarification on how the approximately 80 security cameras that will be installed throughout Borough Park and Flatbush will be monitored.

In a press release Dovid Tanenbaum of Agudath Israel’s Yeshiva Services Division, administrator of the project, said, the cameras will be monitored exclusively by the NYPD, despite earlier misinformation that had been reported in the media.

“First of all, no one will monitor these cameras on a live feed,” said Tanenbaum.  “If and when a crime is reported, or a person is reported missing, then the police, and only the police, will have immediate access to the recorded data. Secondly, at no time will anyone from Agudath Israel or Mr. Hikind’s staff be directly involved in viewing the images recorded by the cameras.  This is the job of the police, not amateurs.”

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The Leiby Kletzky Security Initiative is the result of a large scale effort involved Hikind, the 66th and 70th NYPD precincts, the Department of Transportation, Simcha Felder and Dean Skelos, and is being funded by a grant to Agudath Israel of America, as previously reported on VIN News.  Also involved in the project are the New York State Empire Development Corporation, SecureWatch24 and JP Morgan Chase Bank.



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 Jan 13, 2014 at 04:18 PM Anonymous Says:

What kind of grant? Is it taxpayer $$ or private money that is funding this?

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 Jan 13, 2014 at 05:22 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

What kind of grant? Is it taxpayer $$ or private money that is funding this?

Taxpayers $$.

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 Jan 13, 2014 at 07:41 PM Moishe-K Says:

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Anonymous Says:

What kind of grant? Is it taxpayer $$ or private money that is funding this?

Why does it bother you if it is taxpayers dollars? With all the waste of taxpayers dollars, here it is being used for a good purpose. Don't you want to save the lives of children ?

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 Jan 13, 2014 at 08:46 PM HunigKvetcher Says:

Right cuz the nypd have been sooooo instrumental in finding the murderer in the kletsky and stark case. Not.

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 Jan 13, 2014 at 08:49 PM Anonymous Says:

The problem is, they will not be monitored until after a person is missing. That means they would not have saved Leiby. There were cameras that caught the perpetrator, which is how the police caught him. There is just too much information to catch the person fast enough.

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 Jan 13, 2014 at 08:56 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

Did you notice Mr Tanenbaum called his own group "amateurs?" Sixty cameras over such a wide area is fairly meaningless anyway.

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 Jan 13, 2014 at 09:06 PM Anonymous Says:

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Moishe-K Says:

Why does it bother you if it is taxpayers dollars? With all the waste of taxpayers dollars, here it is being used for a good purpose. Don't you want to save the lives of children ?

Who said it bothers me? It was a question, nothing more. Unfortunately, I don't think these cameras save the lives of children. If you want to get technical about saving lives, the cameras should be in high crime areas, not in Borough Park.

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 Jan 13, 2014 at 11:56 PM MarkyMark2 Says:

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PaulinSaudi Says:

Did you notice Mr Tanenbaum called his own group "amateurs?" Sixty cameras over such a wide area is fairly meaningless anyway.

A million dollars on only sixty cameras? Hmmmmmm..

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 Jan 14, 2014 at 09:04 AM Ploini Says:

It DOES really bother me, dosnt anyone think that with time this will be used against us, red lights, speeding etc. I have no problem with the shomrim asking permission from buildings and putting up cameras, but the city! They will not save anyone's life, like #4 and #5 put it, and does anyone think that there wasn't some payback from the company who installed them don't be stupid it's all about $$$ and power nothing else

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 Jan 14, 2014 at 09:28 AM Aron1 Says:

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Anonymous Says:

The problem is, they will not be monitored until after a person is missing. That means they would not have saved Leiby. There were cameras that caught the perpetrator, which is how the police caught him. There is just too much information to catch the person fast enough.

Unfortunately, you are wrong. Leiby Kletzky, z"l, was alive for about 24 hours after he was abducted. In my opinion, if the police properly utilized the security cameras that were in place in July 2011, instead of just a well-intentioned "amateur", we may not have had the tragic results.

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 Jan 14, 2014 at 11:57 AM Anonymous Says:

I live in Monsey and don't want my tax dollars to pay for Brooklyn cameras! How is this fair? High crime areas like Harlem and some parts of Queens deserve them.

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 Jan 14, 2014 at 01:27 PM MonseyLuke Says:

".... then the police, and only the police, will have immediate access to the recorded data. Secondly, at no time will anyone from Agudath Israel or Mr. Hikind’s staff be directly involved in viewing the images recorded by the cameras. "

This statement is a complete 180 degree turn from what was said prior. [???]

Luke.

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