The Brooklyn neighborhood where schoolbook 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky was plucked off the street and killed last summer will get 150 new surveillance cameras in his honor.
The state will give $1 million for cameras to be installed at major intersections in Midwood and Borough Park by Jewish nonprofit Agudath Israel, which will maintain the system.
“The community will be covered with these cameras,” Assemblyman Dov Hikind said. “It would give us protection, not just against crime, but even those who would want to commit acts of terrorism.”
Camera output will be accessed by private volunteer organizations such as Shomrim and can be reviewed by authorized police officials.
Leiby Kletzky was kidnapped while walking home from a day camp in Borough Park last July. Hikind says it was a surveillance camera that made it possible for authorities to find his body.