Showing posts with label blue light cameras. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blue light cameras. Show all posts

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Brightness falls

BPD photo
Surveillance pictures show the killers of 16-year-old Daniel Pearson* swaggering across the 2700 block of Greenmount Avenue on November 20, guns in position.

Thirty-three thousand three hundred and thirty-three bucks  per camera those picturemakers cost us,* and this is what the images look like? How could anyone solve anything from a picture like that? Officials claim cameras solved 1,236 crimes last year.. somehow. So that's $20.7 million spent on the camera hardware, plus $1.4 million a year to run them, about $8 million spent last year, or $6,526 per crime solved. A good deal?

You can tell its the holidays. Fatal female stabbing on 200 Atholgate(southwest, somewhere in a big bunch of public housing units off of Fred Ave near city line).

Also, missing from Carroll County, says the Internet, 15-year-old Kenzie DiGiacomantonio, see below.


Ok folks. Just so people can stop commenting with it on so many posts...

We are well aware of multiple threats at multiple schools in Baltimore County. After speaking with a source within the Baltimore County Police they do not believe that ANY of these threats are credible. There will be extra police presence at selected schools which will not be named just as a precautionary measure. We will make sure to inform you IF any situation does occur. (02)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Your Tax $ at Work

Guess who's probably going to get to pay for the Mayor's defense?

We may also get to foot the bill should there be an award in "An attorney’s own wrongful termination case against the Baltimore City Law Department ... Howard B. Hoffman, now 38 and an employment attorney in Rockville, claims he was the victim of racially motivated abuse for nearly two years"

So, do those blinking blue cameras do anything (besides irk residents, stigmatize blocks and make large swaths of the city look festooned for Hannukah)? The mayor's & state's attorney's offices say they believe the cameras may be helpful in certain situations, a report from UC Berkeley casts doubt on cameras' effectiveness at deterring violent crime.

So the city's broke, how is it going to pay for these lawsuits and blue lights?
Time for some "'A' game" "creative" and "newly aggressive pursuit of miscreants"!

Down in Annapolis, the Baltimore delegation has asked for the mayor to have the power to fire the police commissioner at will.

County police are looking for a guy who may have robbed eight(!) banks