Video doorbells would help curb violence
Chicago has experienced an unacceptable surge in violence over the last month and a rise in shootings each month of 2020. Last week, the alleged driver of the vehicle used in the shooting of a 7-year-old was captured due to a video from a home.
Why can’t the city, with corporate support, offer to install the popular Ring Doorbells on every house in communities where there is a high rate of violence, while the city and state can push for free internet service to operate them?
I believe homeowners would gladly welcome the Ring Doorbell to provide more protection for their homes. Police would have added surveillance to help catch criminal behavior. At a time when we are seeing babies killed before our eyes, I believe we must be willing to think outside the box and try new and innovative approaches against violence.
Knowing that Ring Doorbells are on every home in a neighborhood would not only be a deterrent to crime but would help solve criminal activity in places where residents are afraid to speak up.
Rev. Michael L. Pfleger, senior pastor, The Faith Community of Saint Sabina
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