The Vancouver City Council rejected a measure to use closed-circuit television cameras to deter crime, CBC News reports. City Councilor Jean Swanson said she did not want to live in a "surveilled society." Other councilors who voted against the measure claimed they did not think CCTV cameras prevented crime but instead violated residents' privacy. Councilor Melissa De Genova pleaded with fellow councilors to adopt the measure and claimed CCTV cameras caught a murder suspect making a purchase of tools at a hardware store.
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