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Patch Features Camera Petition Drive

Thanks to the College Park Patch editor Lauren Evans, who did a piece yesterday on our ongoing surveillance camera drive at the Greenbelt Metro station. Here is the link:

http://collegepark.patch.com/articles/residents-petition-for-security-cameras-outside-greenbelt-metro-station

Lauren went out to speak with a Metro spokesperson who has this to say:

Steven Taubenkibel, a spokesperson for WMATA, said that while all stations have cameras inside, only some have cameras positioned at the entrances.

One such station is Columbia Heights in Washington D.C.  In this case, the cameras situated at the exterior of the station were actually paid for by the District of Columbia, not Metro, he said.

Taubenkibel could not comment in the cost of security cameras, or whether paying for them is an option for the city of College Park.

As the Patch article says, the petition has now been supported by the Maryland state Senator Jim Rosapepe,  MD Delegates Ben Barnes, Joseline Penamelnyk, Barbara Frush, and City council members Patrick, Chris and Marcus (Afzali). We thank them all.

In case you haven’t signed the petition, please do so soon – it shouldn’t take more than a minute. The more signature we get, is better. 

Again, here is the link to the online petition site: http://www.petitiononline.com/z1237654/petition.html

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