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Mon, Aug 31, 2015 2:17 pm
Vancouver police department’s gang crime unit is defending the use of surveillance cameras towering over an East Vancouver neighborhood, saying it’s one of many approaches it is taking to prevent violence.
“We have been very successful at reducing gun and gang violence in the city,” said Const. Brian Montague.
“This is not the first time we have put this unit out, and the cameras are only one of a number of proactive approaches we take.”
The four cameras, which are mounted on a tall pole on top of a small trailer, have been deployed near East 22nd Avenue and Kaslo Street in Vancouver.
“Those living in the immediate area are informed that the cameras are there and why,” said Montague.
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