Denver to use spy cameras to fight graffiti |

Denver to use spy cameras to fight graffiti

DENVER ” Denver will be the first city in the country to use spy equipment to catch graffiti taggers.

A surveillance equipment company is setting up a camera system in the city that switches on when vandals begin spray painting a wall. They system also alerts police officers with text messages as the crime is occurring.

Mayor John Hickenlooper said Wednesday the technology will make Denver a national leader in battling graffiti. The mayor and city officials have set a goal of eliminating graffiti within three years.

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