Chicago now has 200 of these sophisticated cameras positioned in high crime areas including neighborhoods infested with drugs and gangs. Some of the cameras are equipped with gunshot detectors. A similar system is coming to New York which plans 100 cameras in downtown Manhattan by years-end. The concept was imported from Britain which has 4 million cameras instrumental by the way, in recently capturing a group of would-be terrorists. Chicago police say they see a significant reduction in street crime wherever the cameras are located. Predictably, the ACLU opposes the surveillance cameras, but a recent survey shows that most Americans - by a nearly 3 to 1 margin - support their use. And, you can bet that most Cleveland's would jump on that bandwagon in a heartbeat. City hall should be aiming cameras at criminals, not hapless motorists and wouldn't that be progress?