NYC crime-fighting app turns citizens into spies

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s a new way to fight crime, right from your smartphone.

New York State Senator Eric Adams announced a new application that can send reports about crime and dangerous conditions right to the authorities.

“[Some] simple device that we thought could only be used to make calls could now be used to save lives,” Adams told reporters, including WCBS 880’s Jim Smith, on Sunday.

Adams likened the app to having a community watch group right on your cell phone.

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