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The SJ-R is reporting on the Sky View camera system being set up to deter crime in some parts of town. The system, which was purchased from the Department of Homeland Security, was supposed to be deployed for large gatherings, like downtown festivals, in a effort to capture potential crimes. But now they're being deployed in various neighborhoods to watch for crime. We'll talk about the increased surveillance state we've let ourselves become enveloped in.
A topic that could easily take up hours of airtime, let's discuss some of the problems that we've had with our neighbors. Aside from bitching an moaning, let's see what kind of lessons we can learn and how we can all become better neighbors. This is all on the heels of one alderman having a police report filed against him for a dispute with a neighbor. Have you been on the bad side of a neighbor's rage?
The thin blue line
Lt. Kurt Banks ratted on Dept. Chief Cliff Buscher during the investigation back in 2008 concerning that drunken gun firing idle threat incident. That was five years ago ... Banks' career stalled ... Buscher got promoted. What's wrong with this picture? I think what we have is a problem of one officer crossing the blue line.
What's in the files
What's the wild and crazy conjecture? What are the rumors? What skeletons are in the closet? Let's get it out there. How does it play into the whole story? How does it play into the Street Crimes Unit? Will these questions ever be answered?
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