Following the tragic events surrounding the murder of eight-year-old Hasidic boy Leiby Kletzky in July, lawmakers are asking for government incentives that would entice businesses to install more security cameras. Assemblymen Dov Hikind and Peter Abbate, along with State Sen. Diane Savino, introduced “Leiby’s Initiative,” a program that would grant a $500 annual tax credit to NYC property owners who install and maintain surveillance cameras. Hikind believes that if law enforcement would have had access to more cameras, it would have helped to track Leiby’s movements more quickly. The NYPD has often encouraged the use of surveillance cameras which they have found to be a critical tool to protect children and communities.