There is a code that is preventing law enforcement from getting answers for crimes committed in Boston.
The "no snitch" policy.
In one sense, for a person to come forward to report what happened (in the witness' mind) is an endangerment to their own safety. There was a famous case in the late 1960's involving a woman who was killed and nearly 40 people witnessed the crime. Allegedly, none of the witnesses reported what they saw.
Cameras are controversial. Many believe they are an invasion of privacy, and that's possible. At some point, the public's safety has to be factored into the equation.
Only 38 of fatal shootings have been solved that occurred outdoors, that could lead to a conclusion that drive-by shootings are the hardest to solve.
So, if we are dealing with the use of vehicles that are registered under a state jurisdiction (RMV), then shouldn't at least major roads and intersections have cameras available in case a crime is committed?
While it is a tough debate, there's no question that the loss of lives to senseless unsolved crime affects us all as a community.
Check out this article that addresses the use of cameras and whether they work in deterring crime.
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