Mayor Daley on Monday embraced a radical plan to require every licensed Chicago business open more than 12 hours a day to install indoor and outdoor cameras.
“Block clubs, community organizations want cameras. … They can’t walk down the street. … Their kids have to go around a corner away from the gang-bangers. You can’t walk to church. You can’t get on the CTA. … Cameras really prevent much crime. Cameras also solve a lot of crime. The terrorist attacks in London were solved by cameras. The whole incident was solved by cameras,” Daley said.
And to meld the grand tradition of Chicago/Daley politics with this new proposal, he called for the immediate placement of cameras in the offices of his political opposition.