Vallejo police adding 8 more video ca...

Vallejo police adding 8 more video cameras to public areas

There are 13 comments on the Vallejo Times-Herald story from Feb 1, 2012, titled Vallejo police adding 8 more video cameras to public areas. In it, Vallejo Times-Herald reports that:

Some 18 cameras mounted citywide are expected to begin offering the Vallejo Police Department an eagle's eye view of public areas within two to four weeks.

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Filthy City

Vallejo, CA

#1 Feb 1, 2012
Good idea, more cameras will be of great assistance to our understaffed police force. But these gadgets will not be miracle workers, it will take an intelligent surveillance package of hardware/software to provide a combination of artificial intelligence, motion detection, voice and facial recognition, programmed monitoring and recording that will provide meaningful information for use by law enforcement officers.

Make it happen!
Wrong Again

Vacaville, CA

#2 Feb 1, 2012
this is a flippin joke!! is this clowncils cure for all the violent crime? the cameras don't do squat, and apparently some of them don't work. nobody monitors them so what is the point. cops stop crime, not cameras.
sing it paula

Vallejo, CA

#3 Feb 1, 2012
i like how the camera can zoom in on a license plate. most of these criminals use stolen cars, lol.
Like The Man Said

Vallejo, CA

#4 Feb 1, 2012
I read a post by Jim Davis where he makes a point that we are a city at war with our police department. And now it is with the blessing of the council. All this blight, depravity, crime, drugs, prostitution, robberies, burglaries, parolees, pedophiles, you name it, it's in Vallejo, California, where the police have become the enemy instead of the civil misfits.
EYE

United States

#5 Feb 1, 2012
Keep that focus on the "barbershop" on Broadway between Nebraska and Arkansas.
Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#6 Feb 1, 2012
the big question should be this: do we really want to become a smaller version of london, uk, where they have cameras on every street corner, and have now become a 1984 all-surveillance society? having all those cameras and police presence there doesn't seem to stop the crimes from happening in that city. i see this setting up of cameras citywide as a failure of society in general, and this is only addressing the effects and not the cause of the problems.
Vallejo Citizen

San Mateo, CA

#7 Feb 1, 2012
EYE wrote:
Keep that focus on the "barbershop" on Broadway between Nebraska and Arkansas.
We need to keep an eye on the barber shop on the corner of Florida & Sonoma also. I know there is drugs going in & out there.
Like The Man Said

Vallejo, CA

#8 Feb 1, 2012
Anonymous wrote:
the big question should be this: do we really want to become a smaller version of london, uk, where they have cameras on every street corner, and have now become a 1984 all-surveillance society? having all those cameras and police presence there doesn't seem to stop the crimes from happening in that city. i see this setting up of cameras citywide as a failure of society in general, and this is only addressing the effects and not the cause of the problems.
Well put friend, well done. I do not like the idea of being watched, or the perception of it. We sad beyond words that this town has sunk so low as to need crime cameras all over and hope to attract new residents or businesses. It's a damn shame, yet no one will dare go after the cause.
RoseGardenGhetto Hell

Vallejo, CA

#9 Feb 1, 2012
I think it's a great idea!! The understaffed police department need all of the help they can get. If you're not doing anything wrong, you shouldn't worry about the cameras. Plus, they are a deterrent to the criminals and lowlifes that are on most streets in town these days. Word will spread and they will go elsewhere. Which will have a domino effect...less litter, graffiti etc. I'd sure like one in my formerly nice quiet neighborhood. Bet the guy who sells drugs at Rose Manor apartments on the corner across from Grant-Mahoney Park would set up shop in a more discreet place. Great idea from my perspective.
Wrong Again

Vacaville, CA

#11 Feb 1, 2012
this city is a joke
Wrong Again

Vacaville, CA

#12 Feb 2, 2012
Newsweek magazine's list of "America's Dying Cities" based on declining population:

1. New Orleans

2. Vallejo

3. Hialeah, Fla.

4. Rochester, N.Y.

5. Cleveland

6. Pittsburgh, Pa.

7. Detroit

8. South Bend, Ind.

9. Flint, Mich.

10. Grand Rapids, Mich.
Sam is a looney -t-urd

Pleasant Hill, CA

#13 Feb 2, 2012
LOL!
(t)urd enragement!
Crossroads

Vacaville, CA

#14 Feb 2, 2012
All of the problems Vallejo has can be found in SF. The mission district is as funky as Vallejo. Ho's , junkies, gangs... Big difference? A highly educated population that can support dozens of restaurants, bars , cafe's and galleries as well as small businesses. The good outweighs the bad. It's a destination that generates cash.

We have so many poor uneducated people that when something good happens here the people are too poor or too stupid to support it.
Actually we have people here who actually resent improvement and actively undermine it. That still blows my mind.

The Mission transformation was kicked off with the opening of the restaurant Flyjng Saucer because it was the only place they could afford to rent. 2 years later there are 6 restaurants on 22nd and Valencia and the stigma was replaced with hipness.

Unfortunately, this is a city attacks any attempt at improvement. Those who can't do criticize.

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