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Council considers cameras

Devices would be used to fight crime, not catch traffic offenders

May 7, 2013

­ WARREN — City council is examining the idea of having surveillance cameras placed around the city to deter violence and crime....

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May-09-13 7:28 AM

yeah watch us 24/7 you city officials are only in town to collect your paychecks you will all have your privacy when you go back out to your township homes anyway. The heck with us po city folk we all need to be constantly watched "for our own safety". I like the way they say that "for your own safety".

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May-08-13 1:07 PM

This has been coming for a while based upon precedent set. I won't comment if its right or wrong but what i will comment on is posters here offering their two cents about how to disable these cameras (i.e.breaking laws and destructive behavior) and then posting in other threads about how law-abiding they are that they would never have to worry about the police state. Hmm anyone smell that?

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May-08-13 7:20 AM


may i suggest bb guns...police even admitted that some of the kids around warren are purposely using bb guns to rob people b/c they can't get a gun spec on the robbery charge b/c it's not a gun.

"whoops, must have been an errant shot, sorry about that camera."

i'm in.

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May-08-13 2:45 AM

Why when the City does these things it's always with a Corporation? Why can't they jus do it themselves or get a local to do it an then run the cameras themselves. Seems to me it would be way cheaper...Hey maybe that's the problem! It would be cheaper! HAHA

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May-07-13 10:20 PM

If you want to see what government tyranny is just look up to the cameras they will use to monitor your public movement!

If you thought cops reacted to crimes before, wait untill they sit behind video monitors!

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May-07-13 10:14 PM

Government expansion at its best!

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May-07-13 8:10 PM

Wasp and hornet spray, the cans that shoot 30 feet in the air.

Or super soakers filled with whatever. River water would probably suffice.

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May-07-13 1:15 PM

I'm sure they will put them high enough that they won't be easily reached. The slingshot and 22 would be the best approach to making these inoperable.

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May-07-13 12:57 PM

Well, this escalated quickly.

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May-07-13 12:19 PM

cameras do not deter crime period. It is proven. This is just a slimeball move to increase taxation without enacting legislation that would be denied. IF warren does follow through I encourage everyone to walk around with some vaseline and smear those lenses.

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May-07-13 11:40 AM

I see No''Thing.

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May-07-13 10:00 AM

Just have little Timmy apply for a grant for an unmanned reaper drone armed with hellfire missles, thermal imaging hi res camera with live video feed. They could fly it out of Vienna and could sell it as a jobs program, it's a win for the Valley. Call your Congressman and council now and demand reaper drones for your safety.

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May-07-13 9:51 AM

Let's see how long it takes for a hooded, non-descript person to find and dispatch of these cameras, either with a sling-shot or small gun.

This is a good idea that is bad.

Bad ... because EVERYONE is being surveyed.

Now that illegal whizz behind the Oak tree can be watched by the folk downtown . . . amorous couples in their cars can be spied on and sidewalk arguments can be enjoyed.

It's not the idea that's bad, it's just that good citizens can't be forever giving up rights. Eventually we won't have any rights to give up.

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May-07-13 9:14 AM

I think city council could set an example by installing and aiming the first surveillance cameras at their own residences and in their vehicles, so Warren's citizens can monitor their representatives' activities. Hey, what's a little loss of privacy if crime deterrence is the prime directive?

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May-07-13 5:22 AM

I hope the legislature follows through with the elimination of the red light & speed cameras in Ohio. All they do is revenue raise for cities that have them, and provide no additional safety to citizens. As for crime cameras, they are a good thing and have proven themselves in NYC and London in the war against terrorism.

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