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Only in America: Big Brother's bird's-eye view

Jersey City installs a three-story "eye in the sky" surveillance tower to monitor a high-crime area — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Jersey City is erecting a three-story "eye in the sky" surveillance tower to monitor a high-crime area. The tower, equipped with video cameras, is a response to police budget cuts. "It's another step we have to take as we embrace technology," said police Chief Tom Comey.