NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - The $1 million pilot program funded by a grant from State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos will purchase about 150 security cameras, to be placed in the Borough Park and Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn.
The initiative is named after Leiby Kletzky, the eight-year-old boy who disappeared and then was found murdered last summer.
Kletzky's father, Nachman, was present as Skelos and Assemblyman Dov Hikind spoke to reporters.
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"If we can save one life out of this," Skelos told 1010 WINS' Terry Sheridan, "then the investment by the state will be worthwhile. We will have accomplished so much."
The cameras would actually be owned and operated by private community groups.
"I don't even want to talk about it all that much," Hikind said. "But we've had many incidents of anti-Semitism, and we talked about Leiby Kletzky."
And as he and both Sen. Skelos told CBS 2's Dick Brennan, they're also cognizant of the possible threat of terrorism.
"The concern of terrorism everywhere is a concern to us," Hikind concluded.
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