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New Law Requires Cameras in Bars

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posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 12:07 PM
Milwaukee's taverns and nightclubs could be required to install security cameras to keep an eye on customers both inside and outside, under an ordinance proposed by downtown Mr. Bauman.

"Video allows us to be eyewitnesses to the incidents we're being asked to make judgments on," when neighbors appear at license renewal hearings with claims of violence and disorder at taverns, Bauman told the Common Council's Licenses Committee on Tuesday.

Just do what your told people, we know what's best for you.

posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 01:38 PM

Here's a link to the story.

Cameras are already everywhere and the truth is that unless something bad happens nobody ever looks at them. I used to do security for a bank and the video tapes were just recycled and never even looked at unless there was a good reason to do so. It's just too time consuming to look at hours of video for no good reason.

Of course, those who like to visit bars anonymously will find this to be a nuisance. It could be a boon for the theatrical makeup business and start a new trend in club fashion.

...Prentice McKinney, representing the Milwaukee Metropolitan Entertainment Association, a group of bars and nightclubs, said: "I've never known a camera to prevent crime," although he agreed they are useful in investigations.

McKinney said he has cameras at his bar, Savoy's, 2901 N. 5th St. When his customers become disorderly, he warns them that they're being recorded, but it doesn't stop them, he said.

You just can't reason with a drunk.

[edit on 2006/10/4 by GradyPhilpott]


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