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Blue Light Special

Life in a City Under Surveillance

Photos by Frank Klein
Greenmount and 28th Street
"I think [the camera is] good," Shionta Williams, 13, says. "I'm not doing anything wrong, so I'm not worried about them."
"If they put them here, they should put them everywhere," argues Bonnie, 45. "Why do they have to be here in this neighborhood? What's that about?"
Camera at Pennsylvania and North avenues
"They ain't doing nothing for nobody," says Alexander Ellis, 39. "They're just there to lock black people up for drinking beer."
Camera at Saratoga Street and Park Avenue

By Stephen Janis | Posted 8/17/2005

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Waiting for the No. 8 bus and a ride to Towson Town Center under the gaze of the same flashing blue pod camera at 28th and Greenmount, Shionta Williams, 13 (pictured, on the right), has a positive take on the surveillance: "I think [the camera is] good," she says. "I'm not doing anything wrong, so I'm not worried about them."

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