Topic: Requesting crime/street camera?
Requesting crime/street camera?
Has anyone tried to request a crime cam installation? We live next door to a busy crack house, and activity is really ramping up as the weather warms, to the point that I don’t even like going home some nights because it means walking past a group of six or eight sometimes hostile, sometimes leering men. The police know this place- they did a bust back in November – but while that calmed things down briefly, business is clearly pretty good. I know folks have mixed feelings about crime cams, and I don’t want to start a debate about whether they are useful or an invasion of privacy or whatever- just if we can actually put in some kind of request. I’ve read that DC’s camera program has not been particularly effective, but I think having a visible camera box installed at the intersection in question could go a long way toward at least moving these guys inside.
Thanks for any suggestions.