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At last Tuesday’s Ward 8 Business Council meeting, Councilmember Marion S. Barry Jr. came out in favor of putting cameras up in high-crime areas.

In his typical rambling oratory style, the pioneer of videotaped embarrassments offered the following rationale for why cameras deter crime: “Nobody wants to get caught on video. Except crazy people.”