PAWTUCKET – Some city leaders are joining the ACLU of Rhode Island in crit...
Sharp criticism for crime-fighting cameras – Valley Breeze
9/14/2021 PAWTUCKET – Some city leaders are joining the ACLU of Rhode Island in criticizing the city’s new 17-camera monitoring system to catch criminals. City Councilor Terry Mercer said during last week’s council meeting that he found rare agreement with the ACLU on this topic, saying he doesn’t see the need for it. Mercer said there should have been better discussion on the pilot initiative to begin with, and he’s not in favor of it continuing past a 60-day probationary period. Mercer said he agrees that this is a bad idea and an infringement on basic rights. Council President David