ATLANTA -- Smile. If you're in Atlanta, in public places, you're probably on camera, and police are watching you.
It's the same in many other Metro Atlanta cities, as well, which are relying on surveillance cameras more and more to try to prevent crime and catch criminals.
Now critics are questioning Atlanta's decision last week to spend $2.6 million in federal grants to expand the city's surveillance camera network to an unprecedented level.
What Atlanta is doing is entering into contracts with private businesses that have their own surveillance cameras.
As a result, the city is beginning to network thousands of private and public surveillance cameras, with live views of practically everywhere, to monitor and record live video at the city's 911 Center.