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Cameras won't deter taggers

September 23, 2007

Re "A new way to capture taggers, other vandals," Sept. 20

They shoot women, don't they? Not the talking cameras installed atop poles to capture taggers and trash-dumpers in the act, but the taggers.

Two women in two weeks were shot to death by taggers after telling the vandals to knock it off. If taggers have no qualms about shooting women, what makes our city officials think gangbanging taggers won't shoot out the cameras? The cameras are bullet-resistant but not bulletproof, and gang members are often better armed than the police. By the time gang members read this, the city will be lucky if any of the cameras are still there and haven't been sold out of the back of a banger's car trunk.

Another gang option: Tagging where the cameras aren't.

Kate Lansing

West Hills

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