Through recent interviews, some Caucus Party candidates have suggested installing surveillance cameras at Skokie's troubled parks.
“I am open to using security cameras in the parks. I don’t think we have to man the cameras," said village trustee Edie Sue Sutker. "We can use civilians, for example."
Sutker said it would be best for police to determine where the cameras would be installed.
“I've heard of certain parks - we call those hot spots - and those are the ones I think cameras should go in,” she said.
Caucus Party trustee candidate Ilonka Ulrich said she is open for having a discussion with the community on installing cameras at troubled parks.
What did social media say?
When Skokie Patch posted the question on our Facebook page some residents disagreed.
"Absolutely NOT!," wrote Adam T. "Our laws are not written to be automatically enforced 24 hours a day. At what point do people realize this surveillance society is not helping us or keeping us safe but filling up jails and municipal penalty coffers with cash? Our punishment is the new growth market. Ridiculous."
"Cameras at parks? In Skokie? Are you serious? Nothing is more inviting than a camera with a blue flashing light at Skokie's wonderful parks," said Patch reader Skokie Mike. "Skokie has its fair share of crime, but this is such a radical concept if you ask me."
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