Image by Flickr user AndyrobImage by 20081102cameras.jpg Surveillance cameras in Britain have not fully lived up to expectations in crime reduction.
Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen is pushing for a network of surveillance cameras throughout Charleston.
He has however met some resistance with getting funding: A request for a homeland security grant of $435,000 was denied.
Police Chief Mullen is confident these cameras will only benefit Charleston, but the ACLU worries the effort might enhance racial profiling, while violating privacy.
Britain's near-infamous attempt to safeguard citizens with a wide mesh of cameras has met with little success.