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Neighborhood Group Near WTC Suing To Stop NYPD's Security Plan For Area

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A neighborhood group near the World Trade Center says that residents aren't happy with the New York City Police Department's security plan for the area, and they're suing to stop it.

Police want to create a heavily guarded campus around the site, with walls, guard booths and traffic barriers.

The plan isn't sitting well with members of the World Trade Center Neighborhood Alliance, who say that it focuses on tourists and that it'll disrupt the daily lives of those living in the area.

"The way the cops have drawn the map, our block is now part of the World Trade Center Campus. We're not," said Mary Perillo, president of the World Trade Center Alliance. "We're a public street. We are part of the city. We're not part of the campus. We're not to be behind gated walls. We have a right to freely come and go into our apartments right here."

A spokesperson for the city Law Department says that the high security is necessary to keep the area safe.

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