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New York 911 has new changes

Slashdot refers to a plan for new funtionalities of 911 – pictures and videos (from road-side cameras).

“New York City is developing a plan to allow images to be sent to 911 emergency operators from cellphones. This will likely give emergency operators better information to pass along to responders. They’re also planning on implimenting a program of streetcorner video cameras, as seen in the city of London. According to John A. Feinblatt, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s criminal justice coordinator: ‘The more information that the police have and the more quickly that they get it, the more likely that they are going to fight a crime.'”

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