Once Again, Faulty Logic
- High-tech security cameras could be coming to some Chicago Public Schools.
The system would beam images directly to Chicago police, an would be installed at schools with the most security issues, in a bid to create a safer atmosphere in the nation's third-largest school district, with more than 400,000 students.
CPS Superintendent Jean Claude Brizard said the system would be worth the $7 million is would cost, even though CPS is currently experiencing a $612 million deficit.
Eighty security cameras will be installed in 14 troubled high schools in the city.
Security cameras were installed at Fenger High School in a pilot program, following the beating death of Derrion Albert in 2009.
And this paragraph is just ignorant:
- Fenger has more than three dozen cameras at entrances, hallways and outside the building. Those cameras have helped police arrest a suspect in several burglaries. The school has seen a 59 percent drop in misconduct, and 79 percent drop in arrests since the security cameras were installed.
The same situation can be found at many other high schools where the entire watch ends up babysitting these future doctors, lawyers and astronauts - Clemente, Hyde Park, Sullivan, Morgan Park, Orr, Marshall, Dunbar, Tilden, Bogan, Wells, Senn, Juarez, Julian and Farragut. But don't worry:
- There has also been a proposal to reduce the number of police officers present at these schools, to re-deploy them to the street. These cameras could end up replacing cops at schools.
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