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Former mayors, council members gather at Keep Columbia Safe rally

By Victoria Guida
March 16, 2010 | 9:06 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The doctor who brought Adam Taylor into the world and the officer who filed the report for the incident in which he could have left it, both showed their support for Taylor and downtown cameras at a Keep Columbia Safe rally.

Former mayors and council members gathered at Bambino's Italian Cafe in support of Proposition 1, which would authorize the police chief to place video cameras downtown.

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Keep Columbia Safe is a grassroots public safety organization founded by Taylor's mother, Karen Taylor. He was assaulted last year in the parking garage on Tenth and Cherry streets, and the incident was caught on camera.

Former Sixth Ward Councilman Brian Ash, who owns Bambino's, hosted the event. About 60 people filled the small restaurant.

Attendees spoke passionately about downtown cameras. Among those were:

Adam Taylor thanked those in attendance.

Also in attendance: