Attention, Ne'er-do-wells: Manned Security Cameras Are Coming to the Loop

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I seez you, sez U. City Police
We know some of our readers really, really hate security cameras -- in fact, they hate the entire system of private property that makes security cameras necessary.

Well, bad news for those folks: The Loop is going to get security cameras this summer.

The nabe's grand poobah, Joe Edwards, tells Daily RFT that the exact number of cameras has not been determined, although the network will cost some $160,000 to install and will be manned in real-time by the University City police.

In case police can't get to a crime scene in time to prevent an incident, Edwards adds, the cameras would be powerful enough to zoom in on a face or a license plate. They'll mostly go up on existing buildings, but eventually, he hopes, they'll be in the parking lots and on sidewalks, too.
Cpt. Mike Ransom, tells us "the cameras are just in conceptual stage at this point," and to check back in a month and a half for more specifics. Edwards echoes this, that the details will all be hammered out within the next eight weeks.

Asked whether he's gotten any flak from the privacy-rights camp, Edwards says, "not at all."

He also adds some good news: according to crime stats released two weeks ago by the city, crime is at a 40-year low in the Loop.

(See also recent coverage in Wash U.'s student newspaper and KSDK)


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Security Camera

  A really helpfull post – A big thank you I hope you will not mind me writting about this article on my website I will also leave a linkback Thank you

Oso314
Oso314

First its the loop then the parks next it'll be regular streets. BIG BROTHER (JOE) is watching. Be careful of what you wish for.

Bolagna
Bolagna

I guess that pony tailed loser mayor of their's doesn't agree in letting multiculturalism and diversity wipe out his business venture but is all for it when it's Whites in other areas. 70's or over douchebag, clip the pony tail, take off the levis and the tied dyed shirt and move on!

Toby
Toby

Crime prevention is totally racist! Whatever happened to Diversity and letting African American Yoofs victimize Whites at their whim? Geez you'd think someone figured out that Whites are the only ones spending money.

Besides why should they crackdown? I mean liberals stood by and laughed as North County was wiped out by liberal forced integration, the Whites pushed out by worthless Cheese eaters.

Burglar Alarm
Burglar Alarm

   Great blog post. It’s useful information.

Egolterman
Egolterman

What 'doesn't need' to come to the Loop is a $30 million dollar trolley on rails when it could be put on rubber tires for a great deal less.

Tear Down Kiel
Tear Down Kiel

Shut the fuck up idiot. Rubber tires, sounds like a fucking bus. Don't you ever shut the fuck up you blathering fucking moron?

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