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Cameras coming to monitor
St. Petersburg trail

St. Petersburg Tribune, by Christopher O´Donnell

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Posted By:Hazymac, 7/8/2014 10:22:11 AM

ST. PETERSBURG — Police will soon have a new tool to protect cyclists and joggers on a crime-ridden stretch of the Pinellas Trail: camera surveillance. Up to 25 cameras are planned to be installed on the trail in the Child’s Park area by this fall in a pilot program that could be extended to other stretches of the trail. The move was prompted by a spate of robberies in February including one attack where a woman was pistol-whipped in the face causing her to lose several teeth. The infra-red cameras will be dotted along a half-mile section of the former

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It seems that the unsafest place on the Trail is south St. Pete--big surprise there (sarc off)--where goblins look for easy pickings. But there are also areas in Clearwater that are downright spooky. IIRC there are several Pinellas County LDotters who like cycling on the Trail. At least one of them is packing heat. Good idea.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 7/8/2014 10:27:13 AM     (No. 9915088)

How about CCTV trained on certain houses and apartment buildings? Fewer cameras required and a more likely apprehension of the punks responsible.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin, 7/8/2014 10:42:11 AM     (No. 9915108)

Cameras will do nothing to protect you - they will just tell the police where to send the morgue truck to pick up your body - after the fact.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/8/2014 11:37:24 AM     (No. 9915178)

Useless waste of taxpayer money. Cameras will tell you someone has been mugged or murdered but does nothing to prevent them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: civilservant, 7/8/2014 11:45:07 AM     (No. 9915196)

Bike paths are simply the way that democrats supply victims to their voting base.
Everywhere they are placed.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 7/8/2014 11:52:35 AM     (No. 9915210)

A camera every hundred feet and it will take until this fall? Two days max should be enough and at less than $50 each, and an illegal at $7.35 per hour, the entire project should be done by this weekend and cost less than $1500 including gas to get the illegal to the site!

Oh, I forgot about the 6800 pages of regulations, 2940 staff workers that must be paid, and the mules to carry the bribes to slide under the table.

Total cost $19,460,000 or $778,400 per camera sounds like a good figure to start!

Have I forgotten anything?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/8/2014 12:02:42 PM     (No. 9915229)

East Germany was very secure with a similar system in place. More security, less liberty under the watchful, unblinking eye.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: AltaD, 7/8/2014 12:58:48 PM     (No. 9915298)

Chicago has thousands of security cameras all across the city. There are the highly visible blue-light cameras, less visible cameras near schools, CTA stations and buses and just about everywhere Rahm can think of. These cameras have had no impact on crime, stopping it or solving cases.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 7/8/2014 1:04:17 PM     (No. 9915305)

The biggest benefit of this nitwittery will be that the media will be able to dwell on the bleeding lede even quicker.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ribicon, 7/8/2014 1:11:12 PM     (No. 9915314)

FTA: "The cameras are unlikely to be monitored 24 hours a day, but police officers would be able to view camera footage from police headquarters and in patrol cars using from laptops and smart phones."

In other words, hikers get a false sense of security, and whoever has a friend on the planning commission wins a fat contract to install and maintain cameras.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/8/2014 2:14:25 PM     (No. 9915447)

If the perp is wearing a hoodie what good will a camera do?

Carry a gun....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: socaworld, 7/8/2014 4:55:00 PM     (No. 9915686)

I was riding my bike on the trail in Clearwater one weekend years ago, and out of nowhere came a cluster of little black kids, could not have been more than 8 to 10 years old. They tried to ambush me by throwing rocks. Luckily I was going faster than they could cut me off. Where do these little savages learn such behavior?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/8/2014 11:52:18 PM     (No. 9916125)

Years ago a woman was killed on another trail in FL. Because she called for help on her cell phone, they could not locate her in time.

Maybe they should invest in call boxes and cops on bikes.

Since Target is the only place you can actually see people up close on cameras, maybe they can give a referral for cameras. How many times has a convenience store been robbed and you can´t see anything but a blur?

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