I’m at NOLA.com reading a number of articles regarding Landrieu dumping the Crime Cams. and well. yeah. It’s about time. They were as little effective as NOPD’s Call Response Timing.
I remember when they were being installed, They were put in some of he Worst neighborhoods, mainly in spots where human traffic was common in the day. Over time those areas became empty simply because the Crime cameras were there. Why? anyone who was doing anything wrong, knew they were there (duh they are huge and clearly visible from a distance).. so they Avoided them altogether.
There are a few crimes that were caught on the cameras, but in few of those cases. it was too late, they only used the camera to attempt at catching the culprit. otherwise The cameras were faulty, they didn’t work 100% of the time. Some were shot out.
A good and yet Fictional approach of the crime camera situation would be like in the movie Déjà vu or even Minority Report. That Would be the Idea of using the camera to stop a events before they happen. But…things don’t necessarily work like that in real life. On one end, somebody would have to be REALLY watching what's going on, and reporting this stuff to police so they can be on location in time to seize things before they get too bad. but Nope… things just don’t work that way.. With The Faulty Cameras came Crime in areas where cameras either didn’t work, or weren’t in place. That’s all I have to say about that.
Aside from Camera Usage, you had problems with who’s maintaining, where money was going, why cameras weren’t working. and a whole lot of “he said, she said” going on politically. in the end wasting millions on cameras that had little impact on stopping crime in this city. With that said.. It’s time to get rid of the Cameras.