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Opinion/Editorial: Lights, camera hope to curtail illegal action
Daily Progress Editorial Friday, April 06, 2018 at 8 a.m.

Charlottesville’s plans to install additional lighting downtown might or might not affect safety, but the new lighting at least will affect the public’s perception of safety.

And the city is being up front about that: What people believe to be true can be more a powerful driver of behavior than what empirically is true.

Meanwhile, Charlottesville also is installing security cameras; the first phase will cover a four-block area near City Hall. This newspaper has opposed such cameras in the past over concerns about constitutional issues and the Big Brother message sent by such surveillance; however, Charlottesville’s program as described seems to avoid some of those concerns.

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