It's all about pre-crime fighting, according to Mark McCreery, director of SafeCity, an independent anti-crime group focused on Jackson.
"We're always talking about needing more judges, more prosecutors, more jail space, more this, more that. We don't have the money for that, ladies and gentlemen. What we do have the money for is preventing crime. I think you're going to be turning on the television and hearing about crimes that were about to happen being stopped "
Even better, McCreery has volunteered that the helicopter will using its infrared camera to peer into houses, something that's been ruled unconstitutional for police officers.