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Paterson Considers Requiring Security Cameras AT Bars, Liquor Stores

Security Camera (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Security Camera (credit: Evan Bindelglass)

PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYorkAP) - A northern New Jersey city may require bars and liquor stores to install security cameras and operate them continuously as a way to curb crime.

The Record newspaper reports Paterson City Council President Anthony Davis has proposed the ordinance.

Businesses would have to position the cameras to record the doorway, front of the building and parking lot.

The newspaper says one businesswoman is worried about the cost of installing and operating the cameras, and wondered whether privacy concerns would turn customers away.

Davis says he’ll hold a special meeting to get responses from business owners and residents before holding a final vote on his plan.

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