brings news that New York City has set up a system to accept pictures and videos for their 911 and non-emergency hotlines
. The files can come from cell phones, computers, and PDAs. Quoting:
"Tipsters in New York City can now send photos and video ... to report crimes and quality-of-life issues such as potholes, officials announced Tuesday. Depending on the case, the images may be shared widely with the public, with police officers on patrol, individual detectives or other law enforcement agencies, according to city officials. The images may also be used to help in assessing and responding to emergencies."