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$10,000 Federal Grant Will Purchase Crime Camera For Liberal Police Dept.
07/10/2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – The city of Liberal will receive a $10,574 grant from the Justice Department to purchase a crime camera, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. An Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) for $10,313 will pay for the purchase of a surveillance camera package and server. The camera has the capability to monitor live situations and to record for later viewing. The goal will be to use the package in high crime areas in an attempt to reduce criminal activity. The grant is provided by the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs. For more information about the grant, contact the Office of Justice Program’s Office of Communications at 202-307-0703.
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Don679 07/10/2012 3:37 PM
Ok, yes i understand that in public you have no expectation of privacy and can be filmed without permission. But this.....this is way out of character and out of line even for Liberal. As an international traveler this reminds me more of a CCTV system like in England in the fact that it is a live picture. I think the community-not just the commission-should get a vote FIRST on something like this. I am appalled they would just role this out without a vote from the community.
onebuck 07/11/2012 6:17 AM
Don you never seem to have anything good to say when the police use the legal tools available to them. A question for you is if something were to happen to an employee inside Loves, would you argue for the police to use the surveillance footage from inside the store or against? Another question is what is trying to prevent and solve crime is out of line?
Don679 07/11/2012 9:33 AM
the scenario you proposed is completely fine, and i would expect it to be used if something happened, thats what they are there for. But this is more similar to a CCTV system used in England and throughout Europe and it is completely unacceptable in America and definitely against our constitution. This is not the same as a camera in/around loves. This is he closest thing to CCTV that i have seen in the US and we dont need it. Heres an idea, stop writing useless revenue generating tickets and star patrolling the streets and sit at the theater, not sit down at Shell, PATROL and DONT WORRY about that supposed illegal turn, someone is getting broken into.
Don679 07/11/2012 9:40 AM
edit: and NOT sit at the theater or Shell I also mus add that if i see this system live anywhere in town, it will be taken down, one way, or the other
onebuck 07/13/2012 8:36 AM
I have to dispel a couple of your completely false statements. CCTV is not unconstitutional. Every tool the police have and use has been challenged in court, and found not to violate the US Constitution. Handcuffs, tazers, flash bang grenades, dogs, radar, planes, red light cameras, and CCTV have been judged by the interpreters of the law to be legal. End of story Unacceptable? Are you kidding? They are not in wide usage her in southwest Kansas, but cameras are everywhere. There is not an outcry against the cameras. YOU and the people who agree with you may not like it, but that does not come close to society finding cameras unacceptable. But why do you advocate recording police in the performance of their duties and ask for those videos to be posted to your watchdog page, but are against criminals being recorded in the area they commit crime? Because you want to make money. So traffic laws are for generating revenue? Than every law in the land is for generating revenue. They are all punishable by a fine. Obamacare requires a fine if you dont purchase health insurance. The purpose of laws, including traffic laws are not to generate revenue. Generating revenue is a side effect rather than putting people in jail for every violation of law. But I guess your solution would be to abolish traffic laws and have the police just drive around neighborhoods. Maybe have a cop walking on every street to prevent crime. Or maybe a cheaper way for Joe Taxpayer would be to have cameras in high crime when the criminal strikes after the patrol car has left the area. The officers at the movie theater are uniformed security employees of the movie theater, paid by the movie theater. But you are too quick to criticize, especially if its against your beliefs.



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