Should Senior Citizens Monitor City Surveillance Cameras?

In the past couple months we've come across two stories where cities are tapping the 65+ crowd to monitor municipal surveillance systems. In Easton, PA senior volunteers monitor the city's cameras and take down notes on suspicious activity (see photo...

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