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The NYPD is using extraordinary means to maintain control at Carroll Street and Troy Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The apparatus in question is Sky Watch, a “mobile platform for surveillance, assessment, and response.” According to one officer, the watch tower has been effective at reducing crime since it was installed in May 2006. While the Sky Watch would seem to be useful in confined environments, like prisons and special events, we think a six month installation on city streets simply pushes crime to nearby blocks. However, we did catch the contraption in action.