TODAY'S QUESTION: Is Columbia dangerous enough for downtown cameras?
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | 12:03 p.m. CDT
Columbia voters passed Proposition 1 in April, which permitted the installation of security cameras downtown.
Passage was supported by Keep Columbia Safe, an organization founded by Karen Taylor after seven people assaulted her son. A security camera captured the attack, leading to five arrests.
This week, Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton recommended four camera locations for the City Council to consider:
- Hitt Street and Broadway
- Tenth Street and Broadway
- Tenth and Cherry streets
- Ninth and Cherry streets
According to Columbia crime statistics, nonviolent incidents are reported more often than violent ones, and most calls to the Columbia Police Department are self-initiated.
Is Columbia dangerous enough to need downtown security cameras?
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