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East Palo Alto residents want surveillance cameras after park shooting

Original post made on May 21, 2022

When volleys of gunfire erupted Tuesday at Jack Farrell Park in East Palo Alto, screaming children ran from the playground -- and one mother desperately searched for her son, who'd just left her side to go and play.

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Posted by Sasha Monroe
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 21, 2022 at 7:29 am

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In addition to surveillance cameras, the East Palo Alto Police Department needs to take further efforts towards stemming the gang-related violence in our community.

A police-sponsored outreach program encouraging a truce among gangs would be a step in the right direction as would having embedded undercover detectives infiltrating the gangs to provide intelligence gathering and pre-emptive measures.

Or enlist the assistance of 'moles' who are compensated by the city.

These random acts of violence are endangering the residents of East Palo Alto, their children, and current real estate prices.

Posted by Allison Cooper
a resident of Menlo Park
on May 21, 2022 at 11:53 am

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Surveillance cameras are not an unreasonable request on the part of EPA residents.

The question is where to place these monitors as it will require many of them.

Posted by Ryan Kilpatrick
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 21, 2022 at 12:35 pm

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EPA residents should also be encouraged to record any illegal activities on their cellphones & to submit them to the EPA police for review.

Posted by We Are The People
a resident of Menlo Park
on May 23, 2022 at 11:57 am

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Its a shame that each and every time, that there is a "Incident" that occurs in a 2.5 miles, that it can make "Nationwide" News?
Its Baffling. Its disgusting. Its worrying? For decades it's been introduced about installing "Surveillance Cameras". But Up pop The "Ego" players. The Pleasers. The Unsurly types. The Know Nothings. Most of These People, all they want, is in being "Commanders". To feel as though they are in Control. But NEVER want a reasonable implementation. (unless they think of it first).
East Palo Alto, is in need of REAL Good Actions for the City?
Confusion throws East Palo Alto Off. Some of the statements that have been made from the Individuals in the News Article are from those that DON'T actually know how to "run" a City? MOST operate off of Instinct & Emotions. Oblivious of Ideas"? All they know is that they have a "mouth" and I want to open it? Simply because I'll be on the most Talked about SIDE. This side just happens to be on tragedy. Just because?
Pastor Bains made the MOST intelligent remark. They Broke the Street CODE! But times have changed. The Codes ONLY work, if they are believed in by Perpetrators. You have to have, some sense of "Morals" & Common Sense?
Yes. Gunfire is "Scary", but if you "Yell, Holler & Scream" and there's a simple Solution at hand, as to installing "Monitored Cameras"? What else do you think is going to happen? There have been many other Citizens who are willing to give Their Rights up, for (less) Privacy. For having "Cameras" situated around the City. After all it's ONLY 2.5 miles? When the idea came up in the past. A lot of you took it to the Mountaintop against Cameras.
( just because you could) open your Mouths and yell about privacy (something you know little about) and half of you, all you do is Go to Work and back Home & Sleep! In Europe they have Cameras all around.
What Do You Actually have to HIDE? Having Cameras aren't just for You. Its for Those Children that You claim to Love and Care about.

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