More MPD Spy Eyes in Ward One

Seems that MPD’s Crime Eye’s are expanding. Jim Graham, Councilmember for Ward 1, MPD Commander McCoy and MPD Chief Ramsey are excited to announce 4 new Ward One crime cameras.

14th & Oak; 14th & W; 14th & Columbia; and 17th & Euclid increase to seven the 24/7 surveillance cameras in Ward One. Does that make you feel safe?

How about this quote from Councilmember Graham’s email:

We will now have a good experience with how effective these devices are in fighting crime. One thing I want to repeat: While these cameras have some utility to scattering embedded crime, MPD must be prepared to give chase.

Yeah, I’m felling so much more watched safe now.

3 Comments so far

  1. Chris (unregistered) on September 20th, 2006 @ 9:26 pm

    Being that I live a block from 17th and Euclid I can say that I’m quite happy that they put a camera there, it’s definitely needed. There’s a project there and there’s always a bunch of sketchy people loitering around there. Unfortunately that corner is a huge drag on the neighborhood.

  2. Todd (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

    I second Chris’s comments on 17th and Euclid. If my real estate agent knows that drug dealers are always standing on the corner there, how come the MPD doesn’t know, or doesn’t do anything about it?

  3. robis (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 1:21 pm

    I live right off of 14th and Oak, and I can say that the camera there is wasted. It should be two blocks north, where the crime actually happens.

    The only reason I can think of putting a camera at that corner is to keep an eye on the mini-park across the street, supposedly because people from the halfway house apartment building there are buying drugs there. But that’s foolishness, since there’s a crackhouse *two blocks north*. I mean, geez, if I know about it, why don’t the cops?

    I did have to wonder, though, why they couldn’t just put a police car on that corner instead of a camera….

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