I take exception to the fear mongering that Mahlon Meyer tried to evoke in his article “Halfway to $300k Goal” in the June 29-July 5, 2019 issue of the Northwest Asian Weekly.
The original surveillance system cameras have proven their worth to law enforcement and local businesses. Of the many examples, I cite only my own experience. Last February, a series of break ins and attempted break ins were committed along 7th Avenue South, King Street, and in Canton Alley. The police captured a suspect inside an eatery, and by using the footage from surveillance cameras, were able to charge the suspect with breaking into other establishments as well.
The suspect’s case went to court. She was recently tried, convicted (of breaking and entering, property damage, and theft) and sentenced—all because of alert police and their access to surveillance videos.
One of the great features of the new camera system is that business and property owners will be able to monitor their premises after closing or while away, thus cutting down on response times.
That’s why I fully support the updated camera surveillance system.
— Betty Lau