SF police chief wants more cameras after Boston

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Passengers ride a San Francisco cable car. (AP Photo)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the wake of the Boston bombings, San Francisco’s police chief wants more security cameras along a major thoroughfare that hosts city parades.

Chief Greg Suhr tells the San Francisco Chronicle in Monday’s edition that the cameras on Market Street would give police extra eyes during such major events. The Giants celebrated their 2010 and 2012 World Series victories on the thoroughfare.

Suhr plans to float the idea at an upcoming City Hall hearing.

He says there are private cameras on Market Street, but police want more to have a “continuous operating picture” of the entire thoroughfare.

The city already has cameras in high-crime areas. Those, however, are only reviewed after a crime has occurred.

Surveillance camera footage released by the FBI showed the two suspects in the Boston bombings.

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