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Warren could be looking at surveillance cameras for law enforcement
City Council member thinks it may help curb gun violence and crime
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


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6th Ward Warren City Council member Cheryl Saffold
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Warren City Councilwoman Cheryl Saffold says frustration led her to this idea….put police surveillance cameras across the city, anywhere that they might help stem the tide of crime.  And, she tells WKSU’s Tim Rudell that she thinks she’s found a way to pay for the equipment
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When gun violence came near enough to take the life of her 2-year-old cousin’s father, Councilwoman Saffold had had enough.  “I’ve had rallies, I’ve had violence seminars where I’ve had local law enforcement come in and talk to the community.  You know, I’m tired of the rallies, I’m tired of the rhetoric, I’m tired of the candle-light vigil walks.  I’m looking for solutions.”

All-seeing lens
And, Saffold says, electronic surveillance--all over Warren if necessary-- can help police and provide at least part of a solution. 

Expensive
But, she acknowledges acquiring and installing cameras is costly.  So she is asking the Department of Housing and Urban Development for block grant funding; and has already gotten five-thousand dollars for a pilot project.

Privacy issues
Saffold also says she knows there are concerns about the cameras compromising personal privacy.  The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is among those objecting to the idea.  But as she sees it, if surveillance does deter crime, the public will accept the trade-off.  

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