MTA rolling out more cameras to catch subway pervs

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NEW YORK (PIX11)-- The MTA plans to roll out surveillance cameras inside subway cars to help combat sexual assaults and misconduct on board.

Public Advocate Letitia James praised Wednesday's move saying, "today's announcement [will] send a strong clear message sexual harassment and assault will not be tolerated in our subway system."

The cameras will be installed inside a new fleet of subway cars that will be part of the MTA's 2015-2019 capital plan.

7-train rider and college student Sydney Johnson said Wednesday, "you don't know if someone is creeping behind you or following you."

Johnson said the new cameras is "a good idea actually, for safety and being a girl traveling by yourself you want something like that."

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