hallofjustice.jpgThe NYPD has plans to spend $30 million to build a "super high-tech" anti-crime center. The luxe crime fighting emporium will feature high definition tvs to keep watch over the city, with cameras pointed from subway stations to underwater. The 22,000 square foot Joint Operations Command Center is scheduled to be up and running by 2011 and will be annexed to Police HQ.

The New York Post describes how the center will work. "Cops will continuously monitor the screens to pinpoint suspicious activity or zero in on specific areas in the event of breaking crime." In addition to capturing conventional crime on tape, the center will be linked to federal and state authorities ot combat terrorism. The City is enacting a Lower Manhattan Security Initiative, which will identify every car and loitering pedestrian hanging out downtown.