http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Street cameras being considered in wake of increases in gun-related crime http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/street-cameras-being-considered-wake-increases-gun-related-crime <p>A network of street cameras designed to curb crime is getting some attention in St. Louis City Hall.</p><p>21<sup>st</sup> Ward alderman Antonio French claims the cameras have reduced violent crime in his north city ward by 80 percent.</p><p>“When we had 14 homicides in 2010, what had happened was that this was an area where criminals felt they could operate without fear of being arrested or being held to account,” French said. “The cameras changed that.”</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:26:40 +0000 Adam Allington 4408 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Street cameras being considered in wake of increases in gun-related crime