midtowndetroitAfter placing multiple cameras throughout the city’s West Willow neighborhood several years ago, township officials claim the programs vast success, which is reportedly centered around one single case, warrants an expansive rollout to every last neighborhood. When attempting to find public support for the program, WDIV used quick editing to create the desired answer from a surveillance weary resident. “When they put the security cameras up I kind of thought crime would decrease and it kind of has in a way…” Tony Slaughter hesitantly said before being cut off mid-sentence. Mike Radzik, the director of the Office of Community Standards, justified the program by claiming that the cameras were no different than police officers constantly standing in the neighborhood. “We are recording images that a police officer would see if he or she were standing in the same place,” Radzik said. “They are only in public places.” Not only has the township seemingly decided to go forward with the program without public input, residents will be required to pay a fee for the township’s venture. More