Sky Watch: NYPD's mobile surveillance towers
This twenty-foot retractable watchtower is dubbed "Sky Watch" according to Animal New York
. It's used by the NYPD to monitor areas where crime is spiking...which means that it's currently just a few stops West of me in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where a recent spate of robberies and muggings have plagued the neighborhood.
If these mobile towers were permanent fixtures in the city I might be more upset by them, but New York's roving bands of police officers through the Operation Impact
project do seem to be keeping crime down
. And while I find irresponsible police as frustrating and frightful as anyone, I've come to view a pair of officers walking through neighborhoods keeping the peace as a good thing.
Sky Watch Deployed In Williamsburg
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