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Readers Debate Surveillance of “Public Space” In Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, readers debated the value of Surveillance of “Public Space” In Ridgewood after the latest hit and run driver in Ridgewood was arrested .

I never understand the anti-surveillance stance of people. It is surveillance of public space. What is the difference between a camera and a cop? The ONLY difference is the camera works 24/7, is not prone to bias, and doesn’t take sick days.

I wish we had MORE cameras. All over town. I am not doing anything wrong so I am not worried. Those who fight against the cameras have something to hide.

And the people screamed NO when David Bolger wanted to fund the purchase and installation of CCTV cameras throughout the Central Business District.

No one wants to live in Bolgerville….don’t want anything from him.

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Bolger Prods Village Council on Installation of Spy Cameras


During last night’s Village Council Special Public Meeting, it was revealed that Village officials recently received a rather tersely worded letter from local philanthropist and real estate tycoon David F. Bolger concerning installation of the proposed Bolger Foundation funded, central business district, spy camera system.

It seems as though the installation project isn’t moving fast enough for Mr. Bolger, and he is concerned that the cameras may never be installed. To that end, he has made known his intent to bill Village officials for “engineering and legal fees” of approximately $60K in the event the spy camera project doesn’t progress quickly.

Nice guy that Mr. Bolger, isn’t he? See what happens Mr. Mayor when you take money when strings are attached? I guess the Village will soon be getting a similar letter about the Pease Library project?

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