Rudy Ghouliani

NYPD calls on citizens for amateur video evidence

I don't think that they thought this through very far. I have a funny feeling that they are going to be swamped with video of corrupt public servants doing their thing. Do any of you have video evidence of criminal activity in the New York City area that the NYPD should be interested in investigating? I don't see any reason why professional video evidence can't be offered, too.

The URL for video uploads hasn't been made public yet. Please update this thread as soon as you see NYPD's URL published!

NYPD calls on citizens for amateur video evidence
By Deborah Jian Lee
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080731/us_nm/newyork_crime_video_dc

New Yorkers can soon take a bite out of city crime by uploading video or photo evidence directly to the New York Police Department, in a move welcomed on Thursday by civil rights groups.

"We're putting that technology in place to enable us to do that," said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, adding that the service will be available soon.

"It's a fact of life," Kelly said. "Everybody has a camera in their telephones. When people can record an event taking place that helps us during an investigation, it's helpful."

Giuliani Documentary Being Released.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070906/ap_on_el_pr/giuliani_videos

By SARA KUGLER, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK - A filmmaker who was behind documentaries that bashed Rupert Murdoch and Wal-Mart is now focusing on Rudy Giuliani, creating an "online viral video campaign" about the presidential candidate timed to coincide with the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack.

Robert Greenwald on Thursday launched the first of four short videos about Sept. 11 and the Republican former mayor. The others are planned to launch throughout the month.

The videos attack Giuliani by saying he failed to prepare New York City for a major disaster, he ignored sick ground zero workers after the terrorist attack and he profited financially from his association with the tragedy after leaving office in 2001.

"We want to use this forum to reach people and show and tell and say, 'Look here are some truths that we want you to know,'" Greenwald told The Associated Press. The video blitz has an accompanying web site, therealrudy.org.

The Giuliani campaign questioned Greenwald's motivation and timing.