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Cameras for BR Streets

Mayor President Kip Holden asking for more

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 3:34pm

BATON ROUGE - Mayor President Kip Holden says there's a spike in crime here in the Capital City -and he wants federal money to put a stop to it.

Holden has asked Senator Mary Landrieu for $500,000 for more surveillance cameras.

The cameras are set up all over the city. The goal is to catch suspects in the act.

Since they've been up - they've gotten a mixed reaction.

Holden says they're needed to bring down Baton Rouge's crime rate.

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