Kathy Hochul Is Ready to Spend Millions on New Police Surveillance
Around the same time Adams released his plan, New York’s governor, Kathy Hochul, unveiled details of her own policing initiatives to crack down on gun crime — but hardly anyone seemed to notice.
Creating units to surveil social media for signs of gun crime is a recipe for those errors, he said.
“Social media analysis is performed to support criminal investigations, including gun trafficking,” the New York State Police said in a statement to New York Focus and The Intercept.
If passed as proposed, it would allocate nearly $15 million in part to create a network of “crime gun intelligence centers” across the state.
Though the centers focus on gun tracing, their investigative work is all-encompassing, and includes the use of surveillance technology.
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