This site has long argued against the use of red light cameras, speed monitors and drones that target innocent Americans. Well, Dayton has fallen one more step down the security slippery slope and is installing a full-fledged security spy network. According to the Dayton Business Journal, 25 new cameras are being set up in and around the city in a project named iDayton. Cameras will be installed in public parks including Dave Hall Plaza, RiverScape MetroPark and around Courthouse Square. They also will be put around the RTA Hub, outdoor public parking areas, public streets and sidewalks. The project will be a collaboration between the University of Dayton Research Institute, which is providing the cameras, and the city, which is installing the cameras and network. These security measures will be in addition to the red light cameras now in use around Dayton. In a presentation to city commission, Police Chief Richard Biehl said cameras will only view public spaces, and will be marked with signage. There will also be policies governing who can access footage and why, how long footage will be retained, and when it is released for criminal investigations.
If you are opposed to red light cameras or the new security/spy network, contact the Dayton City Commission. The Dayton City Commission is comprised of Mayor Nan Whaley, Commissioner Dean Lovelace, Commissioner Joey Williams, Commissioner Matt Joseph and Commissioner Jeffrey J. Mims. You can reach the Dayton City Commission at (937) 333-3636 or by Fax at (937) 333-4297 and by email at Anita.Johnson@daytonohio.gov. This is your chance to be heard. Be sure to let them know that you learned about this issue on the Dayton DUI Blog.
Dayton Drunk Driving Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio. He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Dayton’s choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671. You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500. Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog. You can email CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324. “All I do is DUI defense.”
To learn more about red light cameras in Dayton check these city-specific sites at the following links:
Fairborn, Dayton, Springfield, Kettering, Vandalia, Xenia, Miamisburg, Springboro,Huber Heights, Oakwood, Beavercreek, Centerville