Newark, NJ forces bars to install surveillance cameras, to catch the crooks their police dept can’t

The Newark PD can’t catch crooks without your help. Sounds legit, right? Except when they define “your help” as “you gotta install thousands of dollars of security camera equipment and give us the tapes whenever we want.” Or pay fines of $1,000 per day.

Businesses that sell liquor in New Jersey’s largest city must install cameras at their entrances and exits under a new ordinance championed by Newark Council President Anibal Ramos.

The ordinance, announced by Ramos today, also mandates businesses to post surveillance equipment near their curb and their parking lots, a move the council president and police officials believe will help identify robbery suspects and other criminals who prey on commercial establishments.

The ordinance requires that all businesses turn over their surveillance footage to the Newark Police Department’s Alcohol Beverage Control board upon request. Businesses that don’t purchase surveillance systems or comply with ABC requests are subject to fines of up to $1,000, according to the ordinance.

Because the taxes paid by the businesses in Newark go towards? Not police, evidently. Probably more of those “social services”. You know, the government programs which instill a sense of righteous entitlement. The kind of thinking that leads to believing you’re entitled to the cash in that bodega’s register.

It’s classic “Blame The Victim”. The bars and liquor stores “attract” crime, so it’s their responsibility to do something about it.

And Cory Booker wonders why nobody wants to open a business in Newark. The cops can’t / won’t protect you. And now they’ll bill you for the privilege of being a victim.

 

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