Borough Park Unveils 150 Security Cameras After Murder of Leiby Kletzky

Eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky was slain last July after getting lost and encountering Levi Aron

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    On Wednesday night, hundreds filled a Brooklyn synagogue to sing, remember and pray for Leiby Kletzky and his family. (Published Thursday, Jul 21, 2011)

    Local officials in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn unveiled a new security initiative Sunday in response to the murder of Leiby Kletzky, the 8-year-old boy slain after getting lost on his way home from day camp nearly a year ago.

    Kletzky's father was at the unveiling, though he was too emotional to speak.

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    More than 150 surveillance cameras will be placed outside schools, banks and synagogues throughout the community.

    "If we can save one life with this investment by the state, it will be worthwhile," said state Sen. Dean Skelos.

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    Assemblyman Dov Hikind said $1 million was invested in the security system.

    Kletzky was walking home alone from day camp last July when he got lost and encountered Levi Aron, the man accused of drugging, smothering and dismembering him. Parts of Kletzky's body were found in a nearby dumpster and in Aron's freezer.

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    The discovery overwhelmed the grief-stricken community.

    While officials said preventing crime is the number-one reason for the cameras, they also hope it will help deter potential terrorists from targeting the mostly Jewish community.

    Residents don't seem to mind the cameras. Few noticed one at 48th Street and 13th Avenue Sunday.

    "We live in a world where there's terrorism and things like that, so maybe it will help reduce crime," said Gary Dworkin.

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