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September 27, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Police use surveillance to identify criminals

Downtown needs more cameras

I see in local television coverage that the police are seeking public assistance in identifying a criminal by viewing footage from a surveillance camera.

Seems that every week or so we see surveillance-camera footage on the news accompanied by a request for public assistance. Aren’t these the same kind of cameras that the American Civil Liberties Union is so adamantly against?

As downtown Seattle gets more of a reputation as being unsafe after dark, I would be happy to see more cameras, not fewer, when I visit your fair city.

Robert Gardner, Renton

Comments | More in Public safety, Seattle Police Department | Topics: ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union, safety

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