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Columbia Missourian

BLOG: Downtown cameras debated at Stephens College

By Victoria Guida
February 22, 2010 | 8:49 a.m. CST

COLUMBIA — A debate about downtown cameras took place Friday between Keep Columbia Safe founder Karen Taylor and Dan Viets, director of the mid-Missouri chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union at Stephens College.

Taylor, whose 25-year-old son was beaten up in a parking garage June 6, 2009, supports Proposition 1, which, if voted on, would result in the installment of multiple cameras downtown.

The mid-Missouri chapter of ACLU unanimously passed a resolution Feb. 13 in opposition to the downtown cameras. Viets spoke against Proposition 1.

To read more about the debate this past Friday,  go to the Missourian's Watchword blog.