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This small Pennsylvania city packed with hundreds of cameras is like a mini-surveillance state

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One of the most heavily-surveilled cities in America is right in the middle of Pennsylvania Dutch country, where the Amish shun technology and drive around in horse and buggies instead of cars.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a city just shy of 60,000 people, has nearly 170cameras watching day-in and day-out.

On the latest episode of Codebreaker, the podcast we produce with Marketplace, host Ben Johnson discusses whether or not the Lancaster cameras have changed behavior or reduced crime over the years. Johnson also tries to figure out whether such surveillance is a savior of modern society. – READ MORE

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