As of Tuesday, the Birmingham City Council approved 95 surveillance cameras across Birmingham, including Ensley, Gate City, Kingston and Central Park. Birmingham is one of many cities across America that have started using surveillance cameras to reduce crime.
Former Alabama Senator and current US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced an initiative to reduce crime in twelve cities today. Urban areas are consistently more dangerous, even accounting for population, than suburban and rural areas, and this new program aims to reduce violent crime in these high-risk areas, especially gun crime. Continue reading “The Feds are coming to town! Birmingham among 12 cities to receive crime reduction assistance”