Downtown cameras pose little threat

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

At the July 20 Columbia City Council meeting, Adam and Karen Taylor requested that council members reconsider a proposal to install city-owned video surveillance cameras in the downtown area, a measure that had been previously voted down by council members largely because it was feared such surveillance would violate the privacy rights of residents.

Adam Taylor was the victim of a brutal attack in a city parking garage, a case that was largely solved because it had been captured on…

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