"The simple explanation is that cameras work. They are force multipliers that allow the police to be everywhere watching the crooks. They prevent crime and collect evidence when crimes do occur."
Ditto...cosign...you said it, Bub...
Wait...what? Who said that? That guy? Aw, Man...I still agree.
My wife thinks this is a sure sign Skynet is imminent. I didn't marry her for her analytic skills.
Too many ill informed opinions in this string to address individually.
A. Camera networks serve many purposes:
1. Situational awareness for real time instantaneous response (e.g. shooting incident, perp runs down street in red jacket - info passed down to responding unit.)
2. Investigative support. identifying and providing evidence to get the bad guys (think Boston bombers)
3. Deterrant. I wont steal that car because it will be on camera. Has been in place in retail stores for a while - its no different. It works.
In the hands of trained people and integrated into processes and systems - they work. various examples around the world.
B. Funding for this sort of initiative is initiative specific and usually possible because of the disruptive, step-change nature of the program. It would not be obtained to add another x% of officers.
C. The Police Officers generally are good, hard working, honest and trained. They are generally recruited, from, and to reflect, the city population. Stop casting baseless assertions about their character and ask yourself how perfect you are 24 hrs a day. The job is hard.
D. Through the 2000 officer recruiting drive, the hiring guidelines and benchmarks have remained the same as always. Thi has been investigated through open records requests already.
The simple explanation is that cameras work. They are force multipliers that allow the police to be everywhere watching the crooks. They prevent crime and collect evidence when crimes do occur.
Too bad they didn't shoot the asshole when they found him in the refrigerator. Would have saved a lot of taxpayer dollars.
How have all these cameras EVER helped citizens?
How many hundred millions of dollars has been spent on this project that has done almost nothing?
Something to consider, how many years could families with children that are starving every day in our streets could have been fed with this damn camera money?
What haven't the cop been sent home since we now have a great wizard behind the curtain that can see everything?
Cobb County Sheriffs and judges that are from Cobb County will stop it. They are in control of the state more than people think. This would be a blow to Cobb County Sheriffs department and they would have to figure out how to screwwwww people to keep there sorry asses in power.
People need to get rid of the Judges that are from Cobb County and other counties that mingle with Cobb County Judges. Look at the Bios on the Cobb County judges. You will see they are in bed with a lot of corps. and government stuff that control Georgia laws. Crazy! But do your research and you will see.
The sit-in counter sounds amazing. I hope there'll be a lot more interactive exhibits like that.
"When North Avenue was first constructed, this arrow-straight avenue followed the lines between the already-surveyed land lots in Fulton County, Georgia, and it was very near to the original northern city limits....When Richard Peters was laying out the avenues and streets on the two large lots of land that he owned (#49 and #48), he counted North Avenue and Ponce de Leon Avenue as the first and second avenues north, and the next one south of those he named 3rd Avenue. Despite this, the "zero" east/west avenue which divides the northern and southern sides of Atlanta for the purpose of their street addresses and Post Office addresses is Edgewood Avenue, which is many blocks farther south of North Avenue."
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