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Police, politicians push for increased video surveillance

LOS ANGELES — Police and politicians across the nation are pointing to the example of surveillance video that was used to help identify the Boston Marathon bombing suspects as a reason to get more electronic eyes on their streets.

From Los Angeles to Philadelphia, efforts include trying to gain police access to cameras used to monitor traffic, expanding surveillance networks in some major cities, and enabling officers to get regular access to security footage at businesses.

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